Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tiger Shark Chomp - Denny Takes Some Hits
The celebration lasted until we saw the close up images that Greg "Moondog" Mooney surfaced with.
Sadly it looks like little Denny (all three feet of him) had been chomped on by another resident Tiger, crushing his dorsal fin and leaving behind several healing puncture wounds. Additionally he survived a fisherman's hooking event recently.
If you click on this image you see the hook and line in the corner of his mouth.
The good news is that sharks are very resilient critters and if he can stay out of any more trouble little Denny might just get big enough one day to hold his own at Tiger Beach.
Life can be tough for sharks in the wild and we'll continue to follow Denny's progress and update you as he grows up, right now he's a cute little guy who's always showing up in the thick of things not quite sure where he belongs.
Thanks to Greg Mooney for the shot and Fraizer Nivens for the image highlighting.
Let's go shark diving!