Friday, April 25, 2008

The show-off gorgeous whale shark is back again!

I have just seen that H-049 has just been seen again off of Utila. We saw him last year in mid April and he did a wonderful job of forcing the manta out of the way so that he could pose for us in the crystal-clear turquoise water. He certainly was not a very big shark but he made up for it in charm. We got some great photos, and our friend Rob Allen got some lovely shots of us tagging the shark. So, he was officially dubbed U625. Unfortunately, it seems he has a particularly well developed ability to shed foreign materials and he now has no sign that he ever carried a tag. Take a look at the photos on ecocean and tell me if you can see any sign of the tag (at the left base of the dorsal).

Happy sharking!
Dale Forbes

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Did anyone catch this? It was pretty cool. About Steve Alten and his new book Hell’s Aquarium.


The last first-edition collector's hardbacks of MEG: Hell's Aquarium are being shipped to Barnes & Noble, Borders, and in time for Discovery Channel's SHARK WEEK, August 2nd - August 9th. MEG, short for Carcharodon Megalodon was the 70-foot, 70,000 pound prehistoric cousin of the Great White Shark. Reviewers have called best-selling author Steve Alten's latest installment "the Moby Dick of giant killer shark novels."

Must-reading for shark lovers!