Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill

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Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill

Post by Scubie Doo » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:13 pm

Hello, hope everyone is having a good weekend. Saturday morning I ventured out to find the Six-Gill at Redondo. I headed down the main rope to the carousel boat. From the boat I took an east heading and kicked out for about 5 minutes. I quickly glanced down at my camera and when I looked back up, a 6'-7' Six-gill was swimming right towards me. I quickly squeezed off one shot from about 6’. I let it get about 2' away and I took one more shot. I lowered my camera to stare into its eye and savor the moment. It passed and peeled off to the deep. I swam after it for a few minutes hoping it would circle back. Unfortunately, it did not. But I was extremely excited to spend a couple minutes with this beautiful critter.

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Although I did not get the exact angle/shot I wanted. I am thankful for the brief encounter :) Have a great week everyone.
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Re: Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill

Post by dlh » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:10 pm

That is a amazing and incredible too! Great Photos to commemorate the occasion.
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Post by H20doctor » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:39 pm

nice
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Re: Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill

Post by derekcs » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:45 pm

I was wondering where you were yesterday morning. Well, crap. Great detail on those shots. I've never noticed the little nodules along its back before.
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Re: Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill

Post by Scubie Doo » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:27 am

derekcs wrote:I was wondering where you were yesterday morning. Well, crap. Great detail on those shots. I've never noticed the little nodules along its back before.
Derek- my apologies. Wasn’t sure if it was confirmed. I should have followed up.


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Re: Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill

Post by Vjw » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:48 am

What a zen moment. :fish:
So glad you got to see it, savor it, and get two epic pictures of the majestic creature!

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Post by Penopolypants » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:11 am

Glorious!
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Post by YellowEye » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:01 am

Nice!!!!

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Post by ScubaJess » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:12 am

You are sooooo lucky & cool! Beautiful snaps!!! What a fascinating experience!!!! :partydance:

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Re: Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill

Post by derekcs » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:14 pm

Scubie Doo wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:27 am
derekcs wrote:I was wondering where you were yesterday morning. Well, crap. Great detail on those shots. I've never noticed the little nodules along its back before.
Derek- my apologies. Wasn’t sure if it was confirmed. I should have followed up.


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No worries. I should have texted you to make sure. And by the time we splashed, we had figured you weren't able to make it.
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Re: Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill

Post by RVbldr » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:42 pm

Judging from the wound just above the right pec fin, we encountered the same shark Sunday evening. Showed for about 20 seconds to check us out, then headed off.

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Re: Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill

Post by Scubie Doo » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:12 pm

derekcs wrote:
Scubie Doo wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:27 am
derekcs wrote:I was wondering where you were yesterday morning. Well, crap. Great detail on those shots. I've never noticed the little nodules along its back before.
Derek- my apologies. Wasn’t sure if it was confirmed. I should have followed up.


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No worries. I should have texted you to make sure. And by the time we splashed, we had figured you weren't able to make it.
Thanks Derek, but this ones on me. My apologies buddy.


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Re: Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill

Post by Scubie Doo » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:13 pm

RVbldr wrote:Judging from the wound just above the right pec fin, we encountered the same shark Sunday evening. Showed for about 20 seconds to check us out, then headed off.
About the same encounter as mine. 20-30 amazing seconds for sure. :)


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Re: Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill

Post by Tom Nic » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:00 pm

So cool. Ridiculous as a matter of fact.

And no, I'm not jealous one little bit....
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Re: Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill

Post by fnerg » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:07 am

So I think the wound above the shark's pectoral fin is just a normal marking, and not a wound. Both these sharks have similar markings on both sides:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYtTORu9hvE

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