Sixgill sightings - Reports wanted

Tell us your tale of coming nose-to-nose with a 6 gill [--this big--], or about your vacation to turquoise warm waters. Share your adventures here!
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SwamiMacGyver
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Sixgill sightings - Reports wanted

Post by SwamiMacGyver » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:19 pm

It looks like the sixgill season may be coming to a close for 2020. It's always sad to see the sightings dwindle, but it was great to have them here as long as we did.

A few of us got together and created sixgillsharks.org to help share information about the sixgills. As many of you know, the Seattle Aquarium and UW both did research on sixgills and were asking you to report sightings. Those efforts have both paused for now. So, we set up the site as a way for you to report your sightings, AND you can go there to see other people's sightings. We want the information to be publicly available so anyone can look at the data and possibly engage in some citizen science!

We need your help. Before I get to that, though, I want to show you the benefit of reporting your data and including video links. During 2020, we had 14 different submissions for a total of 30 sharks seen. We've done our best to ID those sharks, and we've determined that we had 16 unique sharks at Redondo (and 2 more at Alki). You can learn more about Lefty, Righty, Athena, Harriet Potter, Harley, and MORE on the sixgillsharks.org site.

So, that's where we need your help... We need to get more sightings and videos into the database so we can continue to identify sharks. Please go report your sightings on the page. It's easy! And, you'll see your data reflected on the site immediate after you report. Linking to photos and videos is really important to helping us ID the sharks, but we'll take your sightings even without those.

Feel free to submit historical data (you can submit for previous years, too), and when the sharks return, add your new sightings as soon as possible.

If you'd like to help with the site, let us know. We're always looking for more help. Also, if you have any questions about what the data is used for, how to help, or anything else, check the FAQ on the site, and then send me a message if your question isn't answered.

Happy shark searching!
-Mike

Here is a video from our dive on 9/9, just for fun :-)
youtu.be/KGkUNl0n5co

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Re: Sixgill sightings - Reports wanted

Post by YellowEye » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:32 pm

Very cool, so glad you were able to do this. Fascinating! Sadly I have nothing to report...at least not since 2005 and 2008.

Hyperlink to site:
https://www.sixgillsharks.org/
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Re: Sixgill sightings - Reports wanted

Post by Jeff Pack » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:57 am

Over the past 8 years, Jeff and I have seen 6/7 six gills. All 6 of mine have been in Hood Canal. One was an adult, rest were juveniles. Jeff Gerritsen saw an additional one in redondo on another dive. Last one I saw was in 2017 (September)
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Post by ScubaJess » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:39 am

Such a cool website. Thanks for setting this up :notworthy: . It's so neat to see the different sharks and learn more about them :luv: :popcorn: :eek:

Maybe one day I'll join the 6 gill club :eric: :taco: :partydance:
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Re: Sixgill sightings - Reports wanted

Post by SwamiMacGyver » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:02 pm

YellowEye wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:32 pm
Very cool, so glad you were able to do this. Fascinating! Sadly I have nothing to report...at least not since 2005 and 2008.
We'll take your 2005/2008 sightings if you have the info and especially if you have pictures/videos! :)

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Post by Norris » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:47 am

I added mine as that is my video above. I know now, what to look for on future sightings
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