Friday, April 20, 2012

Shark Sighting in Waikiki

I was taking a quick dip with the underwater camera off Queen's Surf and was out just a little bit past the tip of the breakwater, perhaps 500 feet to the West. I saw some fins coming towards me in the distance and, as I moved in to get a better look and perhaps a photograph, I noticed that this fish was rather long and had large, pointy fins with, yes, white tips on them. About then, the light bulb goes off and I realize that this ia a white tipped reef shark (about 4 ft long), probably checking me out as I was trying to get some water out of my snorkle (glug, cough...). The shark turned left in through some large coral stands, I turned right, towards shore and the rest was history!

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