Bull Shark

Nov. 24th, 2013 12:08 am
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I'm going to step out of sequence and share the video taken by Michael Lenis, on his Go Pro, of the catch, sciencing, and release of a gorgeous lady bull shark on our third day of the Naturalist Course. I will never tire of this video, and while I am not in it very much, I want you to know that I did creep up and stroke her tail. Her skin was a little rough, even head to tail... she was so beautiful. When she is released, she turns back toward us spectators, but Joanne knows not to run away. Who Joanne is will become very evident when, in the video, she stands calmly and waves to the shark while most of the rest of us jog up to the sand flat.

We were at least two hours on this excursion, which you will witness in just over three minutes. Note the concern throughout, and after the hook is cut, as to how the shark gets on and gets swimming again. Doc makes sure she is good to go; you will see his care.

I miss my Sharklab friends.

Date: 2013-11-24 12:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fbhjr.livejournal.com
Way cool!

I didn't really get a feel for how big that hook is until I see what they use to take it out!

Date: 2013-11-24 06:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zitronenhai.livejournal.com
It has to be big, because those big sharks are strong! We actually hooked another one before this, but that one got off the hook. When the hook was recovered, it was bent open. Strong!

Date: 2013-11-24 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
Joanne is a BAMF. Also, whoa, Vin Diesel at 1:14.

Date: 2013-11-24 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zitronenhai.livejournal.com
That's Michael, the guy who made the vid. =)

Date: 2013-11-26 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cissa.livejournal.com
That is so cool! Thank you!


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