Saturday, March 25, 2017

Great People!

Valerie, the indefatigable Jayne, Maya the scholar, Gauthier, some BAD boyz and friends - click for detail!

We're having a great time.
And yes, at 80+ Valerie still dives with big Sharks and is as badass as ever!

Need I say more.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Florida: more dead Great Hammerheads!

Same shit from Australia - and repeated journalistic fail by Strege. Source.

Remember this post?
20k views and 3.4k likes later, we get this - story here.



And you local Shark lovers?
Am I really to believe that you're ultimately nothing but big fucking talk but zero action?

The world is watching!

PS: MPO here - could not agree more!
And the little yapping Sesselfurzer? If this was legal because the Shark wasn't landed, then get off your fucking ass and work on changing the law, or its interpretation!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

No more Galapusky - Paper!


Or is it, Duskapagos?

Anyway, check this out.
I was sent to me by the Saffron Pimpernel under the heading of mumbo jumbo - and for a genetic ignoramus like me, it sure very much is! 
But having double checked with my trusted geneticist, she confirms that Gavin and Will's putative lumping of the Dusky and the Galapagos is no more, meaning that the two species continue to be valid.

Likely not a Dusky (see the map at the top) but a Silky like first assumed!
Ain't taxonomy fun - and it's so easy, too!:)
 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Florida - GHH vs Blacktips!

GHHs are hunters of Elasmobranchs - source.

Great stuff - story here!
Watch in HD, and enjoy!



H/T: MCSI!
 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

BRAT - not a Brat anymore!


Behold!

video

This is BRAT, and at close to 5m, she's now a serious Shark.
Of interest, on top of all those big Shark Suckers, she sports a small white Remora (possibly R. brachyptera *) that you can discern on her chin as she comes in and next to her gills as she swims away. * Having observed her swimming into BRAT's gill chamber, I now tend towards R. albescens.
Kudos to Tumbee for this great circular feed and to the staff for having beautifully contained the Shark's rather epic exuberance.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Nassau Grouper Spawning Aggregation - 360 Video!

Simply amazing picture! Source - read it! 

Remember?
This is great - story here.
Enjoy!