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Mako vs Great White......

Discussion in 'Hawai'i' started by scottitheduck, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. scottitheduck

    scottitheduck Dive Charter

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  2. smellzlikefish

    smellzlikefish Marine Scientist

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    The shape of the dorsal fin, attack strategy (lunging), swimming style, prey (marlin) and slender nose make me think it was probably a big mako.
     
  3. santy2506

    santy2506 Marine Scientist

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    from reading the subject, I thought this was gonna be a fight between the two...now that would have been a good video.
     
  4. santy2506

    santy2506 Marine Scientist

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    Did you see the story that quoted the Shark Lab leader at HIMB as saying it was in fact a great white?
     
  5. scottitheduck

    scottitheduck Dive Charter

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    @ Santy..... I did. But it's always fun to debate. My thought was Mako too..... at the 2 min mark it makes a pass at the prop. Really looks like a mako in those frames.

    I'm 6000 dives (or so) into diving Oahu. Still yet to see a big boy, maybe I need to fish more.

    G
     
  6. santy2506

    santy2506 Marine Scientist

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    Could be either one...but regardless, it's still a big shark...which would be awesome to see.

    Gabe, in those 6000+ dives, how many are more than 5 miles off shore...where the white sharks usually stay?
     
  7. smellzlikefish

    smellzlikefish Marine Scientist

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    I've got maybe 100+ dives 5-40 miles offshore and no white sharks yet. Still trying...
     
  8. scottitheduck

    scottitheduck Dive Charter

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    @ Santy..... point taken. Think we need to get an Oahu Shark Squad together...... which reminds me, anyone want to go to Guadalupe with me this Oct?
     
  9. santy2506

    santy2506 Marine Scientist

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    Chances increase if you accidentally cut one of your dive buddies. Just sayin. Haha.
     
  10. scubahawk27

    scubahawk27 Divemaster

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    Great White at Molokini.jpg Fish ID? This Great White was spotted at Molokini this weekend?
     

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