Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Who is at Guadalupe Island?

Our great white shark season is officially getting underway this coming Sunday. I can't wait to see who is back at Guadalupe Island. Is "Shredder" going to be there after being absent for a couple of years?


I'm really worried that something happened to him, but since "Quetzalcoatl" (no I did not name him)
once stayed away from Guadalupe Island for 8 years, I still have hope!


What about our regulars like "Bruce", "Jacques", "Bite-Face", "Johnny" etc.? Who is making an appearance this season?

"Jacques" one of our regulars.

Who is going to get hurt this season?  It never ceases to amaze me, how rough they play with each other.

"Bruce" a couple of years ago

But don't worry, they have an amazing ability to heal. Just look at the picture of "Bruce" below!

"Bruce" with barely a scar from his bite.

We never know who is going to be back. Every year we encounter new sharks and see old "friends". Right now, we have more than 170 individual great white sharks in our database, with a handful having been there every season, since 2001.

If you are interested in learning more about the photo id database of our great white sharks, check out MCSI's website here. We also have only 2 spaces open on our Sept. 14-19 science expedition with Nicole Nasby-Lucas, the scientist responsible for the database.

To join us on the science expedition, call us at 619.887.4275 or email

We also have limited openings on our Aug 30, Sept. 4 and Sept. 9 expedition.

Let's go shark diving!

Martin Graf
CEO Shark Diver

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