"硬板" is another one of my 喜爱 鲨鱼. You'我可能开始在这里看到一种模式。我有很多"喜爱" 鲨鱼. It's令人惊讶的是，所有这些鲨鱼都有不同的行为。有些人有些不讲道理，而另一些人似乎放宽了自己的生活。观察他们16年，我对这些男孩和女孩越来越执着。但是，正如我经常指出的那样，我绝对喜欢这些鲨鱼，'我为他们疯狂，但这不是相互的感觉。尽管有些人希望您相信他们只是想被拥抱，但他们确实没有't。它们是可怕的捕食者，并不是为了吸引我们，但它们也不是无害的宠物。
硬板 is a massive female 鲨鱼，这是我们最大的 瓜达卢佩岛 大约19'。当我们在2002年第一次见到她时，她已经很大了。像我们大多数成年女性一样，她出现在 瓜达卢佩岛 every other year. After getting mating at 瓜达卢佩, she is spending the year in between offshore, before giving birth off the coast of Baja or in the Sea of Cortez. She doesn'没有任何残害，例如"露西" and so many others, but she does have a very unique characteristic that makes identifying her easy. She has a very distinct line from her nose halfway to her 背鳍. Where most 大白鲨' lines have a continuous curve, 硬板's is straight.
When we don't see a 鲨鱼 during the season we expect to see them, we always worry that something might have happened to them. Luckily, sometimes, like in 硬板'在这种情况下，我们什么都不担心。他们在远离岛的那段长时间去了哪里，他们怎么办？我们有很多't know about those 鲨鱼.
The first time we saw 硬板, after her 5 year absence, I was in the middle of our 2 cages, she slowly swam by the first cage, checking out each individual diver and when she came to me, she looked me straight into the eyes, stopped and did a 180 degree turn, looked at me again, swam off, turned and swam back at me, stopped again, turned and swam off. It looks like that she recognized me, even after a 5 year absence.
Last season "硬板"被一些诱饵鱼用来保护。一世'我以前从未见过这样的东西。当她游过时，她看起来像"大胡子的女士".
|硬板 the "大胡子的女士"|
A lot of people are surprised to learn that 大白鲨 recognize individual divers. The fact that they do is not as strange as it seems. We know of lots of fish that recognize divers. Groupers that have a 喜爱 individual they follow around, moray eels that come out of their holes when they recognize a diver, Wolf eels that wrap themselves around the neck of an individual etc. It'重要的是要记住，仅因为白鲨认识到个人潜水员，'t mean that they "爱" us, want to be petted, or have any feelings towards us. We need to respect them for what they are, amazing predators, neither 盲目杀手s, nor harmless pets.
如果您想自己找到我们，与我们面对面的感觉是什么 大白鲨 and want to learn how to identify these 鲨鱼, join us on one of our "科学" expeditions. We do have some spaces open and would 爱 to introduce you to our 鲨鱼.