Michael Domeier, a marine biologist that started a nonprofit focused on using research to help marine life, said it was unethical to ride white sharks.
"Take a look at this video and see if you feel her words are consistent with her actions," Domeier wrote in a post on Instagram. "Posting selfies with white sharks is really the wrong message..these are very dangerous animals. Yes, in this case they were very satiated and unlikely to bite...but the average person should not be hopping in the water with them."
Domeier also disputed the identification of the shark as Deep Blue.
"It’s a newly discovered shark that has been named Haole Girl by the diver that first reported her to us," said Domeier.