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Leopard shark entangled at 'the tunnels' Shaws Cove Laguna Beach

Discussion in 'SoCal' started by lamarpaulski, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. lamarpaulski

    lamarpaulski Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Calif.
    My son and a friend dove the tunnel/trenches at Shaw's and encountered a sm leopard shark which had a foreign object entangled around its neck like a noose. (My gimpy back was acting up so I didn't go on this one.) They tried to catch the shark but it took off...nonetheless if you get a chance... cut the 'noose' off as it seems to be harming the shark. One of those dive shears or a trilobite would have been ideal for this situation. Viz was pretty mediocre with silt and particulates (see video) even though waves and surge were low.

    leopard shark entangled - YouTube
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  2. fisheater

    fisheater Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sebastopol, CA
    Thanks for trying.
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  3. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Orca

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southern California, USA
    That poor thing.

    Maybe some divers would find it resting during the day and cut the darn thing off.
  5. DL44585

    DL44585 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Thailand, Phuket

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