Eric Schall – Episode 2

Watch Talbott.TV episode 2 with Eric Schall describe his encounter with the cookie cutter shark in the Pacific Ocean (18+ due to gruesome photos). Eric tells about the swim and rescue swimming between the Hawaiian Islands of Moloka’i and O’ahu.

Eric Schall – Talbott.TV – Episode 2

Eric Schall, an incredible marathon swimmer with 17 marathon swims (10K or greater) in the last 6 years, talks about his open water experiences and gets into the gruesome details of the cookie cutter shark attack swimming Moloka’i Channel with Steve Gruenwald a year ago in March 2019. The Moloka’i Channel, also known as Ka’iwi Channel, is 26 miles (42 km) wide with a depth of 2,300 feet (700 M) and spans the Hawaiian Islands O’ahu and Moloka’i, is one of the most difficult open water swims due to the open Pacific conditions and aggressive water life. It is one of the Oceans Seven swims.

NOAA Photo Library – fish9099

Cookie cutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis)
Image ID: fish9099, NOAA’s Fisheries Collection
Location: Gulf of Mexico
Credit: Personnel of NOAA Ship PISCES

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Cookie Cutter Shark
A Smalltooth Cookiecutter Shark, Isistius brasiliensis, from off southern Queensland, June 2017. Source: Rob Zugaro / Museums Victoria. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial