Wildeye

Bimini Shark Encounter

The following photos were all taken on the Shark trip in January 2006
(all photos © Piers Warren 2006 except where stated)


View from Sharklab


Sharklab


Before we know it we're in the water surrounded by Caribbean Reef and Blacknose Sharks
©Andy Currie

Caribbean Reef Shark
©Andy Currie


Handling young lemon sharks in the pens while Sam films


Catching a tiger shark

Tristan steadies the tiger


an old hook is removed


Doc feeds the pelican


Peli looks shy

 
spits the fish out and swims away


Kim filming in the shark pen


David films into the pen

Mike P in the lab

Juvenile lemon shark with information gathering I-Button attached to dorsal fin
©Chris Hansen

Demonstration of tonic immobility
©Chris Hansen


Catching a tagged lemon with gill nets


retrieving the nets

 
Doc - in control


a boa on Grant's head

Andy holds a young nurse shark in the pen

Tough as a nut!

A larger lemon is caught


and transferred to the pens


Then an even larger one is caught and placed in a makeshift tank in the banana boat


then it's high speed to the lab


and transfer to the pens

Gee - that Hammerhead must have been going fast...

Spiny Lobsters - shortly before cooking

The cuda-killers - truly scary


Sune's cuda


Mark prepares to film blacktips

waiting for the blacktips to come closer

Blacktip shark - Carcharhinus limbatus
©Andy Currie

Caribbean Reef shark
©Andy Currie

Sune filming destruction at Bimini Bay Resort
©Cheryl Carroll

Mangroves replaced by machinery and rubble
©Cheryl Carroll

One of the conches!


Sune becomes a pirate - when the chips are down


Yes - but is it art?

Gateway to hell?


Dean and Megan with one of the hammerheads (the grey shadow)


Dean attempts to hand-feed a Great Hammerhead
©Katie Grudecki

12 foot long Great Hammerhead
©Katie Grudecki

The smaller one...
©Katie Grudecki

Hungry hungry hammer
©Katie Grudecki

The whole crew

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