BREAKING NEWS, TEXAS SHOOTOUT MAY BE LINKED TO COLO. MURDER, Cadillac driver killed in gunfight with Wise County, Texas sheriff's deputies: Anderson Cooper and Ed Lavandera reporting
WRONGLY CONVICTED MAN RELEASED FROM PRISON AFTER 23 YEARS, Innocent of rabbi's murder after witnesses recant testimony: Report by Mary Snow and follow up with Anderson
*Key witness who recants testimony talks to 360: Anderson's interview with Menachem Lieberman
*David Rant's attorney blames detectives for miscarriage of justice: Anderson's follow up interview with Pierre Sussman, David Ranta's Attorney
FIGHTING FOR GUN CONTROL: Report by Anderson Cooper
NEWTOWN MOM TO LAWMAKERS, "PUT YOURSELVES IN MY SHOES", Lynn McDonnell, "Think about the unthinkable" during gun control debate: Anderson's interview with Lynn and Chris McDonnell
KEEPING THEM HONEST, BACHMANN'S OBAMASCARE: Report by Anderson Cooper
BACHMANN, OBAMACARE "LITERALLY KILLS" PEOPLE, Congresswoman offers no evidence to substantiate charges: Anderson and Dana Bash discuss
BIGGEST ART HEIST IN HISTORY, 23 years ago, thieves made off with half a billion dollars in art: Report by Randi Kaye and follow up with Anderson
HUNDREDS OF SICK SEA LION PUPS, Scientists are baffled, can't figure out cause: Report by Kyung Lah and follow up with Anderson
360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN: Isha Sesay
THE RIDICULIST: Missing Handcuffs
Anderson posted the following photo to his Instagram account today ~
Appeared on CBS This morning to promote his 60 Minutes story ~
And from 60Minutes.com
Anderson Cooper dives with Nile crocodiles
They're always dangerous and usually deadly. But as Anderson Cooper finds out, underwater, the man-eating Nile crocodile can look graceful, even beautiful. His story, in which he dives with these dangerous, despised reptiles and the scientists who study them, will be broadcast on 60 Minutes Sunday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m..
The Nile crocodile has been on Earth for millions of years -- it is one of nature's oldest living predators. It's the most deadly of all crocodile species, growing up to 20 feet long, and it's known to snatch people, wildlife and livestock from the water's edge. Dr. Adam Britton, an Australian zoologist, was shocked when he first learned that filmmakers Brad Bestelink and his wife, Andy Crawford, were diving with these predators. "When I first heard about this, my instant, immediate reaction was, "That sounds crazy,'" he tells Cooper.
"I describe crocodiles as Ferrari's, they're just extremely, finely-honed creatures...just perfectly adapted to do what they do...the smartest of all the reptiles," says Britton.
Britton has been studying crocodiles for more than 18 years. He is building a genetic database on the Nile crocodile to devise ways of protecting the animal. For years, the only way to study these creatures was to capture and subdue them long enough to take samples. But that's changed. These days he's diving with crocodiles too and does his research up-close, underwater.
Bestelink and Crawford can only dive with the crocodiles during the winter months, when the water is cold and the crocs are more subdued. But by observing them underwater, they've developed a unique appreciation for the predator. "They are dappled and gold and black and you see them as more timid I think," she says. "I never used to think they were beautiful, but this is a whole different view of them."
Cooper ventures with Bestelink and Crawford down into underwater caves where these crocodiles lurk. It's murky down there, and the first thing they're able to make out are a glowing row of white teeth.