My latest news and musings regarding rig sharks, marine life and Porirua Harbour.
My last two fishing trips to Pauatahanui inlet have caught zero rig sharks.
Thanks to everyone who helped make last night’s book launch for ‘NZ’s great white sharks’ such a memorable event, either by helping organise it and by being there.
A new shark book has been published by Alison Ballance on the last 10 years of great white shark research in NZ. This is a great book that tells you how shark scientists have learnt what they have during the 10 years of research. Leading…
I was out on the water last week (mid March) and got these two tracks from two females. The yellow track is from a ~80 cm female rig, the red trail is from a 90 cm female rig.
It was a lovely morning on Sunday, but it was FREEZING, it was 10 degrees when I drove out to the inlet, and I didn’t take off any of my woolen jumpers until 10:30, and to make it worse I only caught one rig shark…
I was invited to Paremata Primary School on Friday to visit Room 12 and talk to the kids about sharks in Pauatahanui inlet. They had lots of great questions to ask me.
So where did they all go? In November there were lots, December and January there were lots, but by February… whoosh gone. I’m thinking that maybe the October to January sharks are here to give birth and mate, the sharks that come from March to…
I spent Labour Day holiday installing my shark tracking routers into Pauatahanui inlet.
What happens when a shark gets its head squashed by a piano? A guitarfish.
I spent 5 hours fishing and only caught two adult male sharks.