Date

May 6, 2021

After a bit of a hiatus working on other projects I was able to get back down to the commercial fishing docks when the gill netters were coming in with their catch of spiny dog fish. They are so named because they hunt in packs like dogs. These slim sharks can grow up to 3.3 feet (males) and 4 feet (females) and grow slowly, mature late and can live up to 35-40 years. One thing I found interesting about them is that they are the fish you will find in European fish and chips! Three gill netters came in while I was there photographing and two of them had also netted large thresher sharks – one of which was 242 pounds (minus head and tails). One of the captains still had the tail and showed it to me – it was about 4 feet or more long! So, all and all it was an interesting afternoon to be sure! It was also a good day to meet a couple of the charter boat captains to inform them about the Jersey Shore Project.

Time of Day

2:30 - 5 PM

Location

Viking Village

Camera

Nikon Z6 II 24-70mm f/2.8

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