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    Sharks

    I'm not trying to freak anyone out, but I found this article very interesting:

    https://www.arubatoday.com/at-least-...h-caribbean-5/

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    I guess they have to live somewhere.

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    thank goodness we have never seen one in Aruba while at the beach.

    years ago.........maybe 20, Paul and I were diving with a friend with Unique WaterSports at the Jane Sea and saw a small shark.
    the dive master told us that this shark liked to make an appearance but was always a good distance away from divers.

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    This is for me the most interesting part:


    "Furthermore, when comparing the BRUV surveys from Sint Maarten, Curaçao and Bonaire to previous BRUV studies from Aruba, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bank, it showed that the Aruba survey had the largest shark diversity (8 species) and the Bonaire survey the lowest (2 species). The Saba survey documented 5 shark species, Saba bank had 4 shark species with Curaçao, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten each registering 3 shark species. There was an additional BRUV submarine test at 300 metres deep off Curaçao which found an additional shark species (Cuban dogfish). In total, at least 10 shark species were seen within the Dutch Caribbean in the different BRUV surveys."

    I'm by no means a marine expert, but this sounds super positive. Because it means our waters are inviting enough and have the nutrients they need to survive. They don't come close to the shore usually. Fishermen who catch sharks from time to time do it waaaay out at sea. I've only ever seen 1 baby shark near the shore my whole life and that was while surfing on the north side.
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