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01-10-2014, 07:57 AM
Not photoshopped.

Taken on a phone camera at 'Shipwreck'.

It was attacking some sting rays about 2pm !!!! :eek:


Notice distance fron dorsal fin to tail!!!!

01-10-2014, 08:32 AM
. . . and no this isn't it. Although caught in the channel between St.Kitts & Nevis on a line set overnight.


01-10-2014, 09:41 AM

01-10-2014, 09:44 AM
I am no expert.

With the 'stripes' on the body it could be a Tiger shark.

We know that they swim among use, but aways hope that they are always well fed to bother with us.

01-10-2014, 09:58 AM
With the 'stripes' on the body it could be a Tiger shark.

Bingo. Tiger.

Here is a Mako. 692 lb

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTzn1Iq7dB3dchiTC6LRGr8gk_bYhR34 BBBUpTip3vYX8qbkLsNAw (http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&docid=X1r2Vlels1RM_M&tbnid=KYa-OzrjfP_QoM:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.allcoast.com%2Fdiscussion%2FV iewTopic.cfm%3Ftopic_ID%3D73555&ei=jgrQUs-OKsupsATJn4H4Cw&bvm=bv.59026428,d.aWc&psig=AFQjCNH8dMo9WjdEKqs0Rd_ICLKT52_M5A&ust=1389452285638917)

01-10-2014, 09:59 AM
Okay, maybe you're not the best tourism promoter. ;)

01-10-2014, 10:10 AM
Much more exciting than catching and photographing is tracking (http://www.hawaii.edu/HIMB/ReefPredator/Tiger%20Shark%20Research.htm)

01-10-2014, 10:11 AM
Okay, maybe you're not the best tourism promoter. ;)
True, but you now know that you can go shark fishing - another attraction.:d

The be totally frank, the picture of the shark in post #2, was taken at least 10 years ago.

01-10-2014, 10:14 AM
I'll never forget surfing late one afternoon on Tobago, and looking at the setting sun through a wave cresting..... And having a 6' Hammerhead shark perfectly silhouetted in front of the sun, like a witch flying across a full moon.... I dried off then.

01-10-2014, 10:17 AM
Much more exciting than catching and photographing is tracking (http://www.hawaii.edu/HIMB/ReefPredator/Tiger%20Shark%20Research.htm)

How about http://www.stkittsturtles.org/www.stkittsturtles.org/Welcome.html

Turtles tracking from Lovers Beach Nevis etc


Have a look here



01-10-2014, 10:21 AM
Ginger Tracked 1,670 days, Longest On Record

Ginger, one of STC's satellite-tracked hawksbill sea turtles, has been tracked continuously by satellite for almost five years, possibly the longest tracked sea turtle migration on record.

The female hawksbill turtle was encountered in 2007 on a secluded stretch of beach on the Caribbean island of Nevis and equipped with a satellite transmitter as part of a conservation partnership between STC, Four Seasons Resort Nevis and the Nevis Turtle Group.

Hawksbills migrate between nesting and feeding sites every two to three years and have adapted to living on coral reefs. Using their hawk-like beaks, these turtles eat sponges, anemones, squid and shrimp found in the waters around Nevis.

'We expected that she would stay close to Nevis, since hawksbills are not known for their long-distance migrations,' said Daniel Evans, STC Research and Technology Specialist. 'But we never expected her transmitter to send signals for almost five years.'

Satellite-transmitters are designed to last one to two years based on the battery life. When asked about the longevity of Ginger's transmitters, SirTrack, which manufactures the transmitters, expressed that it 'has to be close to a world record.'

Before Ginger stopped sending signals on February 23, 2012, the longest tracked migration was of a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle tagged in the Chesapeake Bay by researcher Kate Mansfield. Mansfield was able to follow this sea turtle for 1,415 days before the unit stopped transmitting. (Source seaturtle.org) http://www.conserveturtles.org/trackingmap.php?id=15

01-10-2014, 10:23 AM
At one time I had working relationship ( I took care of his boat) with a guy who commuted into his office in Manhattan by seaplane , from his waterfront home here on Long Island. I also had occasional need to be in NYC during those years, and would often hitch a ride when the need arose.

During summer afternoons, flying relatively low along the beach on the way home, you'd see bathers for 85 or 90 miles just inside the breakers. Just outside the breakers every--I don't know, 1/4-mile to mile?; lets say at frequent intervals--there would be a shark or three. Every afternoon.

So I always get a kick when a shark washes up and the TV news makes a big deal out of it. Its the ocean: they live there.


01-10-2014, 10:28 AM
Do you have your Shark Tracking phone App? http://www.montereyherald.com/news/ci_24864840/shark-net-app-lets-users-track-great-whites

01-10-2014, 10:34 AM
I don't know that I agree with those publicy available tracking apps for endhangered species. White sharks are protected ( here in the US, anyway.) But their teeth and jaws command a high price and their flesh will pass for mako meat.

To me, these apps just give the poachers a road map.


Phil Y
01-10-2014, 08:02 PM
Note distance from swimmers to fin!!

01-11-2014, 02:43 AM
Not a GW, perhaps a Tiger though the stripes only "light up" when aggressive. When exhausted they turn off.

01-11-2014, 11:30 AM
Good News

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