On-board Diary: Deep Sea Sharks

Author: Ricardo Aguilar - Expedition Coordinator
Date: October 6, 2012

Last night we made a dive to see if we could spot some deep sea sharks, which at that time are usually rising from deeper areas in search of prey. And just at about 500 meters deep we found a Deania cf. calcea, a small shark with an elongated and flattened nose. We continued to lower the ROV down to -550 m.

Now we’ll be starting some dives into the small canyons south of Ormonde.

We continue to have good weather, but dawn brought a bit more wind. Yesterday there was barely any wind and the sea was as flat as a board.