|Cape Cod Shark Diver||
I love the deep blue. Late season means blue water from the gulfstream filling south of the islands - it's the best! We were lucky to find a temperature break loaded with life. Blue sharks poured in, followed by a school of blue fin tuna. A mystery shark (dusky or large sandbar) and a mako joined the fray and it was just nonstop action in the water.
I've been trying for up close and in water mako encounters for years. While we have had a few good sharks (including one at night!), it has been challenging to get good images for a variety of reasons. From dirty water to damaged sharks, it never seemed to come together. Well finally the makos came in - and in numbers. We had six makos off shore, including one dusky, and no blue sharks! In this part of the world that is rare. Usually we have more blue sharks than makos. And these sharks were players, and stayed with us all day until we headed for home.
Oh they are here and right off shore. We have seen a number of white sharks and some have been within 50 yards of shore. We will continue to follow the white sharks this summer and fall and look forward to more encounters.
It’s turning out to be another great summer on Cape Cod. In July, we had the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy on board and we witnessed a natural white shark predation on a seal at Monomoy. Humpbacks have been here all season, but the action has increased from bubble nets, pectoral and caudal tail slapping to full breaches. And blue sharks have returned – we have even seen some just fining at the surface. Even better, there has been some great off shore shark activity, and more to come!