Sighting Detail

ID#1021
ByTanya Houppermans (Blue Elements Imaging via Olympus Dive Center)
DateMonday 27 July 2015
Verified
SpeciesSand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus)
Quantityx60
Sexunknown
Length3m
TypeDiving/Snorkelling
ConfidenceCertain
ConditionsCalm
VisibilityFair
Depth14m
Seen From
LocationWreck of the Caribsea:  34.21, -76.10, Atlantic Ocean
Notes

There were huge schools of sand tiger sharks in midwater (around a depth of 50ft) above the wreck of the Caribsea. We saw at least 50-60. They were all female (we did not see any males at all), and many of the sand tigers were heavily pregnant. Most of the sharks were staying above the thermocline, in the warmer mid-level water (the wreck hit the bottom at 90ft).