Six female free divers of diverse conservation & scientific backgrounds free diving with sharks to share an important message. A message from women who love and appreciate sharks for their vital role in the ecosystem. Please share this message and join them in efforts to raise awareness & ultimately help stop the killing of sharks globally.
MOST RECENT TIGER SHARK DIGITAL IDENTIFICATION RECORDS:
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FEATURED HIGHLIGHT PROJECT OF MONTH:
FEMALES FREEDIVE FOR CONSERVATION
15-16ft female: ID#302: "Thelma Oury." Last seen 2012. Very large likely older female, Distict Clept lower Jaw.
16ft Female: ID#301: "Alii/Princess": Largest Female: Oahu, Distinct upside down italy boot white mark above left side labia mouth fold. Right Side gray Italy boot down after jaw/before gills.
9ft Female: ID#302: "Roxy/Two-Face" Oahu. Clean on left side. Broken open Jaw on right. Triangle notch 3/4 up dorsal. Dimple scars above and below triangle notch on right side. Light white patch (2"X2") high on belly on line with trailing edge of dorsal.
12ft Male: ID#317: "Riley Boy" Oahu. Most dominant of sharks seen in group 2014, Largest male seen to date. Clean, wide girth. Highlight white cheek on right side.
12 ft female. ID#306 "Moana" Oahu. Smooth Scoop Mid-dorsal. Defined white mustache left side only. Dark patch on dorsal flap. (*Note: Closely resembles Tiger shark ID#301-No scar to left lateral line, smooth notch, no shredded upper dorsal. Thinner, Cleaner, darker skin tone.)
15ft female. ID#301: "NIKKI" OAHU. NITCHES IN LEFT PECTORAL AND DOUBLE SMALL SCOOP NITCH MID DORSAL, SEVERAL SUPERFICIAL CUTS TO UPPER TRAILING DORSAL EDGE MORE EEVIDENT ON LEFT SIDE. LIGHT SCAR ON UPPER HALF OF FORWARD EDGE OF DORSAL. SMOOTH TRANSITION COUNTERSHADING, FADING STRIPES, LIGHTER GRAY, SUSPECTED TO BE OLDER. (*Note: Closely resembles shark ID#306.)
14ft Female: ID#305: "Curly Girl" 1st seen: 2005, Last seen July 2015. Dorsal fin curls to the right.
9-10ft Female: ID#314: "Little Kai" 2014 Big Island, Kona side. Two notches out of trailing dorsal edge two inches apart, scar below gills on right side.
9-10ft Male. ID# 307: "Danno" Oahu 2014. I small notch high on dorsal. High counter shading on left side.