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Video of reef shark circling and bumping a Cayman diver to get at his lionfish catch

Discussion in 'Cayman Islands' started by KathyV, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. Lopez116

    Lopez116 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Orange County, CA
    I know which one you're talking about. He's been there for a couple years now. Usually just follows along on the dive. That's pretty cool behavior you observed!
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  2. caymaniac

    caymaniac Giant Squid

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: West - Michigan
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  3. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Miami
    Back in October I noticed a lot of the big snappers on the west end of Grand Cayman hanging around waiting for us to grab lionfish. Being a tourist and thus barred from bringing my lionfish-shishkabobbing implements along on the trip, they were disappointed in me. I will say there were a few Wile E. Coyote improvisational methods tried to the expected level of success (0%).

    Interestingly, in the Red Sea groupers have been observed going over to moray eels, signalling them with shaking motions, and leading them over to spots in the reef where smaller fish are hiding. What that nurse shark was doing sounds similar.



    EDIT: Possibly occurs in the Caribbean as well.

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  4. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Miami
  5. farsidefan1

    farsidefan1 Loggerhead Turtle Rest in Peace

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Salt Lake Valley, Utah USA
    I was at Little Cayman last year and a grouper tore the bag our DM had with a lionfish out of her hand and ate him. Funny as heck to watch. I'm heading back Friday for a week.

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