Adventure News - January 2011 - First Edition
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We're Learning All We Can
Join Incredible Adventures for a great white shark adventure in San Francisco and you may spot Director of West Coast Shark Operations Greg Barron doing a lot of scribbling in a notebook. Greg has been collecting detailed trip data since 2006, with hope his observations may lead to a greater understanding of white sharks.
Some of his observations are a tad more graphic than we care to read, like this October 2009 log entry:
9:20 am - Predation at starboard stern. Shark hit seal subsurface, seal hit surface and had been laid open. Intestines trailing. Shark surfaced and thrashed. Large blood stain at surface. Seal swam/drifted into shallow water SW of Point. Probably made it to beach. As I watched it drift in, did not see shark come back after initial strike. Predation 2 min or less.
According to Ralph Collier, head of the non-profit Shark Research Committee, he's learned more about sharks from the stories told to him by fishermen and other observers, than he has from any book.
Join Incredible Adventures for a day at the Farallones and you'll be another valuable set of eyes observing shark, seal and seabird activity at the islands.
This year's shark season begins Saturday, September 24th and continues on select dates through mid-November. Cage dives remain $875 and topside viewing is $375. For complete details, visit our website or contact Sheri by phone or email.
A Lemon of a Day
On January 15th, a father and son experienced a day they'll not soon forget. On a private Bahamas Shark Adventure led by our favorite shark girl, Jillian Morris, they got to meet more than 15 lemon sharks and one very large tiger shark.
The two stayed at Old Bahama Bay Resort, on Grand Bahama Island's West End. While you aren't required to stay at the resort when you join IA for a tiger shark dive, we highly recommend it. It's a beautiful place and our shark dives depart from the Old Bahama Bay Marina. Plus, resort manager Nathan Moody is a great guy. He's helped out tremendously with our Bahamas shark adventures and we know he goes out of his way to make a guest's stay on Grand Bahama wonderful.
Our next Bahamas Shark Dive Adventure at Tiger Beach is set for Saturday, February 26th. The cost to cage dive is $875 and topsiders pay $375. For more information, contact Sheri.
Shinya: MiG Flyer and Video Producer
You've already seen his photos. Now, you can see his video. He's posted great footage from his day as a MiG pilot on YouTube. Click here to view great flight footage, then pick up the phone and call Greg to schedule your own Russian flying adventure. (Please.)
MAKS is Back This August
It's another MAKS air show year! Every other year, a huge international air show takes place outside Moscow at Zhukovsky Air Base, the former home of our MiG flying adventures in Russia. This year, the incredible aviation event is celebrating its 10th Anniversary.
Greg is putting together some great airshow packages for those who want to catch a day or two of the MAKS excitement before taking off for the edge of space in a MiG. The biggest days of the week-long show are August 20th and 21st. Contact him for details.
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