Blue life just 25km offshore of Halifax.
Over a few beers and dinner @BatteryBeerBar Nick Hawkins explains his experience on July 16 2018. He was diving into the crystal blue waters offshore of Halifax. His boat captain and guide for the day said "you wanna see blue sharks, I'll show you blue sharks." And this captain did not disappoint. Over the span of a few hours, Nick encounter several blue skarks, some being followed by pilot fish like the photo here. Blue sharks have an almost global distribution, and are common in east coast Canadian waters. The larger females can grow to over 10' (3.5m) long, and produce huge litters of pups (baby sharks) - sometime as many as 75! But the blue shark was not the only large animal Nick encountered on this day: more than one Mola mola (the ocean sunfish) swam very close to him, and one even turned on its side - perhaps hoping that Nick would pick off a pesky parasite or two!
Our coasts are vibrant and alive. Nova Scotians know this, and understand that ocean protection and resource development need not collide. If we support biodiversity, then we are supporting our future: resilient, adaptive, and strong. 📷 @NickHawkinsPhotography
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