Oceanic Whitetip Shark

It was an epic day today, one of the highlights of which was my first time in the water with oceanic whitetip sharks (Carcharhinus longimanus):

Carcharhinus longimanus, one of the most beautiful sharks around

Two of them were trailing behind a large pod of pilot whales, which we saw playing with two humpback whales.

As if that weren't enough, a striped marlin saw fit to swim by for a visit.

Oceanic whitetip shark with striped marlin in the background

Oh yeah…I also ID-ed another calf, bringing the total to eight ID-ed baby whales this season.

I'm pooped.