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Islander great white shark

Great White Shark diving in Guadalupe


Shark Facts:

  • Sex - Male
  • Size - 14 foot
  • Identification - Sliced dorsal fin, Blunted right pectoral, Newbie

Islander shark profile

A new boy on the block, Islander is named after our vessel the M/V Islander. One of the islands larger males, with an instantly recognisable “sliced” dorsal fin, this male was only recently added to the ID database of sharks

Islander is also missing the end of his right pectoral fin making him one of the easiest sharks to identify at Guadalupe.

We first met this shark during our 2015 season and after spending many amazing dive days with him, we couldn’t believe that such a large animal had never been seen before! On one particular wintery day at the island he was on full show, endlessly attempting to grab our deep bait and at one point almost swallowed one of our go pros mounted on a pole! He endeared himself to us so much that we decided we should name him…….

Since he was brand new and we where the first to document him, Nicole Lucas from the Marine CSI gave us the opportunity to name this magnificent male. It didn’t take too much deliberation to decide on the name “Islander” after our long serving and trustworthy vessel the “M/V Islander.” Every year SDX works directly with Nicole contributing more and more photos to her ever growing ID database. She has now recored over 200 sharks at Guadalupe and each year many passengers are given the opportunity to name their favourite new sharks.

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