Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tiger Sharks in the Galapagos - Paper!


Check this out.
I must say that having gone there several times and never having heard anybody mentioning them, I'm totally surprised by the occurrence of Tiger Sharks in the archipelago - but then again, considering the numerous (possibly distinct) Green Turtles and their nesting beaches, it makes total sense! 
May this be a rather recent phenomenon like in Cocos where there however were previous reported sightings by Hans Hass and Zane Grey? Considering the tracks, quite possibly - but then again, who knows!

The findings?
Much in line with what has been reported by Adam and Richard in Raine Island = that most Tigers would remain in the vicinity of the Turtle nesting site but that some would roam further. The way I read this, this once again confirms that those Tiger Shark migrations remain highly complicated and mediated by environmental factors - which of course begs the question, what is the influence of the ENSO = there is definitely a need for longer term monitoring studies.

Anyway, very interesting indeed!
Enjoy the paper!

PS - turns out that I've really not been paying attention!

GWS vs Seal!


Not a good day to be a Seal!
And not a good day and place for bathing and surfing, either - remember, and here?
Story here.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Eli - Livin' La Vida Loca!


Thanks buddy.
Come back anytime - and make sure to bring back the Fairy!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Number One!

Click for detail!
Quick quick!
Check this out before somebody will undoubtedly go and spoil it!
A big Vinaka Vakalevu to all the reviewers!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Beautiful and Peaceful!

And I cite,
Desmond Ng I knew so little about sharks before I came here... they are beautiful and peaceful creatures :)
And THAT is why we do it.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The Tooth Fairy!

The Waterbug is going places - literally!
Eli and Maritza are taking her on a two month family road trip, and one of the stops has been at Shark Reef where a big Fiji Bull Shark has given her a present. So after the BAD boyz and gals, several BAD family members and one BAD Viking, we now got ourselves a BAD Tooth Fairy - and our youngest, and most endearing Shark diver, ever!

So welcome aboard Sophia.
Can't wait to see where this is leading!

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Spearo vs Galapagos Sharks!


Pretty darn stupid if you ask me.
This is exactly why those guys continue to get bitten = better to just let the Sharks have the Fish and go catch another one.
Story here - H/T Daniel.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

River of Eden!


Just found this now.
Story here - enjoy!