Seascout-Net Mail Archive for July of 1999: Re: Sharks
Tue, 6 Jul 1999 09:15:44 EDT
While working my way through college at Brooks Institute of Photography
in Santa Barbara, Ca, as a underwater photographer for the Museum of Natural
History, I had a shark encounter on San Miguel Island, just north of Anacapa
Island. I was photograhing suspected pre-history sites of human occupation
from 10,000 years ago. We had found many artifacts of stones with groves cut
into them for hemp nets, and stone bowls. A dark shadow covered the sunlight
at the edge of the kelp bed I was working at. I thought it was the Raddon
boat we had hired out of Santa Barbara, and I looked up to see why it was so
close to the floating kelp on the surface.
You can imagine my surprise when I saw it was a great white about 18 feet
long just crusing up the beds. It wasn't more than 30 feet from my partner
and I. We watched in awe as it swam out of sight and we exited right away.
Jaws, the movie, came out that summer !
Tidewater Council, East Carolina Council
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