Shark Sucker attack

Posted By: ScubaLdy

Shark Sucker attack - 07/10/04 05:59 PM

On my 2nd visit to A/C in Jan 2000 I became aware of a shark shaped fish circling me. My dive buddy was off to one side hanging vertically in the water and seemed to be amused. My first impression was that it was a shark - but I had never seen a shark that looked like that.

In order to keep an eye on him I rotated in the water. When he would get ahead of me he would move in closer and I had to reverse direction in order to ward him off. Finally I made a mad dash for my dive buddy and the fish swam off.

I had my Nikonos 15mm set up and snapped a couple of pictures; one of which is on the Hustler Eco Tours web page. I later learned these are sometimes called shark suckers and are similar to Remoras.

When I got on the boat, Ched, the dive master said he was a Cobia and probably a male "As he liked you!
Posted By: chattykathy

Re: Shark Sucker attack - 07/10/04 07:57 PM

Hi Scuba Lady...We had the same issue with that fish! Creepy looking thing. I wrote about it under the "Jack Attck" thread smile . We like to torture our 20 year old daughter who was with us with the photos of it that we took.
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