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#1 echeng

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 10:45 PM

Sixgill Sharks in Seattle
August 13-16, 2008

Wetpixel's Eric Cheng and Matt Segal are currently out with Simon Rogerson (editor of Dive Magazine) in Seattle in an attempt to photograph six gill sharks (Hexanchus griseus).

We're out here with Hydrus on the M/V Katherine Jane.

Stay tuned -- I've managed to rig up a wireless network here and will be updating this page as frequently as possible with video and still image clips (pseudo-live).

In order to upload as much media as possible, much of it will be rather raw; I apologize in advance.

The video feed is on the front page:
http://wetpixel.com/...rks-in-seattle/

UPDATE: I'm going to inline the video feed here, to make things easier:


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Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:28 PM

One of my first shots of a six gill! (taken 2 hours ago)

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:34 PM

Wow. That's so cool.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:37 PM

way cool :drink:

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:18 AM

Eric gets a present :drink:

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:29 AM

Another shot!

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:29 AM

It looks like a Ratfish in the background on the first shot. Very cool.
What depth are you guys at?

Gets me pumped up for Port Hardy BC. Not that we will see 6 Gills but for the West Coast diving.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:41 AM

Way to go guys! :chatterbox: Can you tell us where you're diving so we can be there in spirit?
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:32 AM

Wow those are awesome. I see the ratfish in the background too - way cool. I though all these fish were only seen in deep water - way to go.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:06 PM

wow. cool. amazing!!
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:45 PM

Another shot!

Wow, you hit the SixGill jackpot! And you sure picked a great day to dive here in Seattle.

The picture of the underside and the swooshing tail is my favorite so far.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:24 PM

The ratfish here are insane. There are literally hundreds of them down here fighting, along with dozens of dungeness crabs. CRAB WARS!

Even when we're waiting for the sixgills to come in, it's entertaining to watch the incidental critters interact. (By the way, I had been really excited before about my ratfish portraits. Now I realize that if you go the right area, they are everywhere!)
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:02 PM

The ratfish here are insane. There are literally hundreds of them down here fighting, along with dozens of dungeness crabs. CRAB WARS!


More like CRAB LOVE. It's mating season!

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:49 PM

For those of you who are too lazy to click through to the front page, I've updated the first post on this thread to include the video feed.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:02 PM

Thanks for the link and post. Definitely on my radar for future trips! :chatterbox:
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:12 PM

Eric,

Can you post a few ratfish images - would be great to see a few of them, individual and groups if possible.

Thanks for the wonderful images so far.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:05 PM

(By the way, I had been really excited before about my ratfish portraits. Now I realize that if you go the right area, they are everywhere!)


Yes, ratfish are really cool the first few you see :chatterbox: ...then after you've seen a whole bunch, they're just kinda creepy! :o

Glad you guys are seeing the six gills you came for! Keep posting photos, and I'll see you Sunday!

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:49 PM

Hey come on post some little critter pix too!

Oh Eric, you're loosing it mate! Stop trying play Dr. No emails on Mac and get back in the water, there's always cool stuff down there to shoot...

Look forward to seeing more...

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:00 PM

Graham - we only dive at night here, so we're sort of bored during the day. That's why the wacky videos make it online.
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:21 AM

great stuff. what depth are the 6 gills at and are you on ccr

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