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Sharks of the Blue Hole

Blue holes, which are often submerged sinkholes, aren’t unusual in the Bahamas. However, there is one that may be particularly significant. Each year sharks gather here, sometimes numbering in the hundreds. In 2013 we joined with Blackbeard’s Cruises to explore this site and for the first time were able to identify them as blacknose sharks (Carcharhinus acronotus).

The guests and crew of Blackbeard’s liveaboard dive boats helped us collect more information through their observations. The data, photos and video they provided have been invaluable as we continue to work with shark biologists to pursue funding for further research.

Thank you to all those who have contributed!

Mark Bailey, Emma Bizant, Sam Bowlin and Miranda and Jeff Manross  

June 18th, 2015

Emma and Sam June 18 2015.pdf

Mark Bailey June 18 2015.pdf

Miranda and Jeff June 18 2015.pdf

Check out this video from Emma and Sam!


July 2, 2015

Abhijit Roy July 2 2015.pdf

Brenden Ryan July 2 2015.pdf

Chris Amich July 2 2015.pdf

Debra Feeney July 2 2015.pdf

Heather Wittkam July 2 2015.pdf

Jared Richmond July 2 2015.pdf

Lynette Hesky July 2 2015.pdf

Michelle Jasper July 2 2015.pdf

Robert Styles July 2 2015.pdf

Ross Gordon July 2 2015.pdf