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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Booby Island Adventure

We decided to go out in search of sharks in St. Kitts. Booby Island is located in the channel between St. Kitts and Nevis. It has been known to be inhabited by a wide array of sharks so that is where we decided to go. We used pig blood (pictured above using the canon G10 and underwater housing) and chum to attempt to lure some sharks close enough to the boat to photograph them. The pig blood was one of the most putrid smelling things on earth and if there were any sharks near they would have smelt it for sure. The entire boat nearly vomited when we dumped some out into the water. While we were waiting for the sharks to come we spent some time fishing and caught 7 gar as pictured above. Unfortunately we didn't get to see any sharks but we did have a great time hanging out and stopped on the way back to do swim for a bit.