It is officially sevengill shark season! We’ve spotted them consistently on previous dives at the cove, and our very own Nick LeBeouf has even been interviewed by CBS 8 and FOX 5 about the recent sightings. Almost all of the sharks we have spotted have been males, so we believe the males are waiting for the females to start mating. We have also noticed that when we spot one, we usually see more nearby.
Some video clips of our sightings so these past two weeks:
A compilation video of an epic dive on April 10th. We felt like every way we turned there was a sevengill around. We also saw a couple tope sharks and even a giant black seabass!
A nice pass by a male sevengill on April 8th:
An interested sevengill during a night dive on March 25th. He seemed genuinely interested in us and was doing tight circles, but didn’t stick around for long and it was difficult to spot other sevengills in the dark.
A sevengill that let me follow it for a couple minutes before it flees quickly and darts away between divers:
A sevengill that passed by with a fishing lure hooked in his mouth If only he would let me get close enough to take it out.
I was watching a sevengill cruising leisurely along mid column when all of a sudden I see one quickly heading straight at me. I got out of the way in time, but I wonder if he would have bumped into me if I had not moved.
Hopefully they stick around for a while, the water has been very cold (54 degrees) this week and we’ve still spotted several of them. Get out there and dive!