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    Whale shark encounter

    I've been waiting for this to happen for years. Off Pith Reef 50nm east of Lucinda finally this big bloke swam up and sat there with his nose against the idling outboard (still can't figure why) for a good 3 or 4 minutes. So there's me with 10 thumbs trying to find the go pro and get it on video mode so i could jump in with him/her.by the time i got the camera ready it swam off. DOH! Can't find how to attach photos, any clues?

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    Re: Whale shark encounter

    Trying to do it on my phone. I'll give it another shot on the laptop tomorrow with some other pics from our latest road trip

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    Ausfish Addict Chimo's Avatar
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    Re: Whale shark encounter

    Can't beat the smell of a two stroke in the morning, more proof!
    What could go wrong.......................

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    Re: Whale shark encounter

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    Humbling to have something this big so close.
    Popped up again 10 minutes later for another look then disappeared.
    Unfortunately all his smaller mates stayed, taking every red.

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    Humbling to have something this big so close.
    Popped up again 10 minutes later for another look then disappeared.
    Unfortunately all his smaller mates stayed, taking every red.
    And you were going to jump in???????
    ~~~><))))*>

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    Ausfish Silver Member Swanie1975's Avatar
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    Re: Whale shark encounter

    That's awesome, thanks for sharing pics. Buggered if I'd be getting in lol

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    Re: Whale shark encounter

    This was our encounter not far from yours, but a while ago now. Awesome animals.
    http://alchemyfishing.blogspot.com/p...wild-life.html

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    Re: Whale shark encounter

    Well done. Friendly remoras. I was hoping there would be some cobia hanging around but as in your video, just more bloody remoras. Second on my hate list after thieving sharks.

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    Ausfish Bronze Member Steve villani's Avatar
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    Re: Whale shark encounter

    Quote Originally Posted by fishtragic View Post
    I've been waiting for this to happen for years. Off Pith Reef 50nm east of Lucinda finally this big bloke swam up and sat there with his nose against the idling outboard (still can't figure why) for a good 3 or 4 minutes. So there's me with 10 thumbs trying to find the go pro and get it on video mode so i could jump in with him/her.by the time i got the camera ready it swam off. DOH! Can't find how to attach photos, any clues?
    His nose must have been itchy

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    Ausfish Bronze Member Steve villani's Avatar
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    Re: Whale shark encounter

    Quote Originally Posted by Alchemy View Post
    This was our encounter not far from yours, but a while ago now. Awesome animals.
    http://alchemyfishing.blogspot.com/p...wild-life.html
    Awesome footage, I hope to see something like this one day

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    Re: Whale shark encounter

    Saw a video recently of some whale sharks floating motionless in the water for a couple of minutes while a marine scientist scraped off some parasites off the sharks mouth with a plastic knife, maybe it associated your boat as the same and was waiting for you to scrape some off as well, sort of like a fish cleaning station.

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