Another quiet pelagic trip (no doubt due to 4 trawlers in the vicinity) - birding highlights were two Sooty Shearwaters, 10+ European Storm-petrels and a single Bonxie.
Two Blue Sharks were tagged and released, one of which, took a liking to a participants pair of jeans by adding a series of 'designer' holes...
|MV Sapphire skipper Joe Pender deploys his underwater camera. It might look like a 'Heath Robinson' type of contraption, but it certainly produces fine images (see below)|
|Positioning the camera just prior to the shark coming inboard produces the best results|
|Look at this stunning image of a Blue Shark! It was taken using the above technique on the 27/06/11 by Joe Pender. We might all take the mickey out of Joe's propensity for gadgets, but it can pay dividends, as here|