Captain’s Noon Report – Explorer

Location: Sweet Spot East Guadalupe Island
Weather: Overcast skies Light Winds Calm behind with no swell Air Temp – 72F Water Temp – 68-71F

The leviathan has ventured back in the misty morning, she was there for us for a second day. The marks tarnishing her bulky length are showing on her, she is an old shark reaching past 15 feet in size. The bite marks and continuous cracks on her sand paper like skin are like wrinkles. There are 40 pilot fish surrounding her that look like her personal escorts silently leading her. Her mouth is agape in a perpetual bite. She has risen up for the baits for several years and we are fortunate to have witnessed Lucy for a second day. Her head is wide and thick, a true credit to her species. The mouth is set full of teeth, big teeth; the tuna head we are using doesn’t stand a chance! The shear second it takes to be swallowed whole without teeth making a mark is awe inspiring. There are several other sharks that linger, one 12 to 13 foot female following Lucy since yesterday. If it weren’t for Lucy she would bee the stand out. All sharks give Lucy a wide berth when she swims. A curious 10 foot female keeps coming by the submersible cages under her. We have had 5 or 6 different sharks this morning and this has been something special. Diving has been filled with so many different settings each day different in pace and atmosphere. The sharks have been ever present for the past three days. Our world has been on a ship in the middle of nowhere for the past three days focused on a small area where magical events have occurred and it’s exactly where we want to be, lost to no where and that’s where we should be.

– Capt. Lowel

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