Walt Disney Ending

Russ Vetter, Leg III SHARK CRUISE. On Thursday evening, we had just finished our last set and, in true Walt Disney fashion, we were about to clean up as the last hooks cam

The Curiously Human Face of Conservation

Russ Vetter, Leg III SHARK CRUISE. Although humans are supposed to be rational, humans decide who lives and who dies based on the curious calculus of cuddly.

Birds, Boats and Longlines

Russ Vetter, Leg III SHARK CRUISE. The surface waters of the open ocean are referred to as the “pelagic zone”, and it is hard for people who have never been out at sea

Nothing Subtle about Shark Research

Russ Vetter, Leg III SHARK CRUISE. Sharks are tough animals and nothing about the gear that is used to catch and study them can be small or delicate.

A Hectic Day

Russ Vetter, Leg III SHARK CRUISE. Tanner Bank has been good to us, producing a variety of sharks and reasonably high catch rates.

Big and Small

Russ Vetter, Leg III SHARK CRUISE. Fishing has been slow inshore so we decided to change our luck.

One in a Million

Russ Vetter, Leg III SHARK CRUISE. It is a big ocean and mako and blue sharks live in a big neighborhood.

The March of Time

Russ Vetter, Leg III SHARK CRUISE. One of the great pleasures of being at sea is watching the march of time.

Ghost Fishing Gear

Russ Vetter, from Leg III SHARK CRUISE. Fishing is a noble activity, both for recreation and as a livelihood, but facts are facts and lost fishing gear can cause problems

Leg III, Shark Cruise

Russ Vetter, Leg II SHARK CRUISE. Here we are on Leg III. It's sad to see some crew leave, but great to see new faces and many old friends from shark cruises past.

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