Friday, May 26, 2017

New Kid on the Block - maybe!


I must say that I'm stoked.
After thousands of Shark dives where I've come across dozens of female Silvertips, I've just encountered my first ever male. Whereas the females are believed to be resident and territorial and can be seen along drop-offs and in channels, the elusive males are thought to be transient and at least in the SoPac, they are said to be roaming much deeper = past the 50 meter mark and thus eluding most recreational divers. With that in mind, this visit may well turn out to be a one-off - or hopefully not!

And his name?
Being the first such male in our data base, there could only be one choice - tho being a perfect animal lacking any notable blemishes = identifying features, it will be very difficult to positively ID him in the future.

Anyway, welcome to the SRMR, Adam!


jsd said...

Very elegant. Looks sexually mature but also not very large - 5 feet or so?

DaShark said...

Spot on: 5 feet! :)

DaShark said...

PS... and feisty like they all are! :)

The Saffron Pimpernel said...

Its just the beginning! Wonderful development!

DaShark said...

Yes it would be - fingers crossed!