WOWSA | Seals Snarl, Swimmers Just Smile

 May 23, 2015

Open water swimmers talk about sharks and jellyfish all the time.

But there are plenty of other marine life in the world's oceans, lakes and rivers.

On the scary side of the equation, orcas, sea snakes, sea lions, alligators, and hippos are the denizens of the open water while on the more mellow side are whales, dolphins, turtles and manta rays stake claim in the same waters where swimmers ply their trade.

Veterans like Pedro Ordenes of Water World Swim have literally seen it all, from California to Chile, from Miami to the Galápagos Islands.

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