Bimini Sharks

Recently, I went on a trip to Bimini with Shark Diver Magazine, a gift from my lovely wife Georgina for my birthday. And on that very birthday, I had some wonderful shark encounters in very clear water!

Sharks encountered were the great hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran), nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum) and the occasional bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas).

And of course I made my usual selfie!

The great hammerhead is heavily fished for its large fins, which are extremely valuable on the Asian market as the main ingredient of shark fin soup. As a result, great hammerhead populations are declining substantially worldwide, and it has been assessed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). I feel privileged that I could have this encounter.

I want to thank everyone for this wonderful week!

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