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sleeping with head under a rock belly up?
by elbert on 08/15/07 01:54 PM

If your wondering this is a female shark

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#245105 - 08/15/07 03:02 PM Re: sleeping with head under a rock belly up? [Re: elbert]  
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They seem to be like and ostrich about sticking their head in holes but first time I've seem one belly up.


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#245107 - 08/15/07 03:10 PM Re: sleeping with head under a rock belly up? [Re: elbert]  
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I just watched a special on either National Geographic or Discovery Channel talking about sharks in that position are virtually out of it, literally. They performed a small surgery to implant a sort of GPS device on a small lemon shark and the thing never moved when they made the opening to implant it or stictch it up. Amazing.


#245113 - 08/15/07 05:00 PM Re: sleeping with head under a rock belly up? [Re: Dita]  
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Yes i do belive that upside down for them has some effect of calm.
but this is a bad position to be in for her if a male passes and notices ,or perhaps not?


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#245116 - 08/15/07 05:52 PM Re: sleeping with head under a rock belly up? [Re: elbert]  
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Elbert what a great picture. Absolutely fascinating. I'd love to hear more about that behaviour.


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#245120 - 08/15/07 06:21 PM Re: sleeping with head under a rock belly up? [Re: collyk]  
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I was avoiding saying to much because I do on occasion flip sharks to make them docile this I'm sure is not a politically correct thing. It shuts them down they don't wiggle or squirm, it allows us to examine them more closely.
I don't know exactly what this shark had in her mind but often notice them sleeping with their head under a rock in the daytime but never belly up. I joke with other divers asking them if they know how to tell a male shark from a female and tell them to grab the tale ,flip them over and look at the bottom. But seriously this is a female she has a special set of fins around her vagina called claspers that are for the purpose of holding on to the male during intercourse....oops did i really say that?

#245146 - 08/15/07 10:04 PM Re: sleeping with head under a rock belly up? [Re: elbert]  
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sweet pic!


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#245174 - 08/16/07 09:02 AM Re: sleeping with head under a rock belly up? [Re: seaexplore]  
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Emelinao gets credit for this pic he took it Tuesday night while doing some research on snapper spawning for Green Reef.


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#245209 - 08/16/07 12:42 PM Re: sleeping with head under a rock belly up? [Re: elbert]  
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really cool

#245359 - 08/17/07 09:03 PM Re: sleeping with head under a rock belly up? [Re: Marty]  
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Any chance that nurseshark was a goner?


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