Blondie isn't the only shark Jordan sees every day who seems to enjoy a good head rub, but he says she is the most insistent. And though the reasoning behind such behavior isn't entirely clear, Jordan does have a theory that might explain it.
"I'm not a scientist, but I know sharks have a nerve center under their snout and, when that's stimulated, it puts them into a semi-catatonic state," he says. "I think they enjoy it the same way a cat enjoys to be petted."
While we may never know for sure what draws Blondie to seek out the friendly diver each day, the peaceful interaction they share is enough to make those who see it rethink their opinions on sharks in general.
"If people knew how really nonaggressive sharks are as a species, they would lose the stigma they got from watching 'Jaws'. When people see this, they start liking sharks," Jordan said. "Humans kill 100 million sharks a year, so it's important for people to change their thinking about them."