Boss

Anna Phillips

Buxton, United Kingdom

Artist's Description

*Featured in “Artists Universe” – December 2012
*Features in “No1 Artists of Redbubble” – March 2013
I was lucky enough to be invited onto shark research boat “Lwazi” to film shark science in action for a short film my boyfriend and myself are working for Dyer Island Conservation Trust in association with Volkswagen and Marine Dynamics. (DICT Marine Dynamics)
During the trip “chum” (fish oil soup to attract the sharks) was added to the water and a fish head bait and a seal shaped decoy were thrown in to entice the sharks towards the boat, The sharks aren’t allowed to eat the bait or decoy as this would change their behavour but rather allow scientists on the boat to take data such as size, gender and fin photos to identify the shark.
We were surrounded by at least 4 sharks at once ranging in size from 2 to 4.5 metres in length
This photos captures a shark as it goes for the decoy which was quickly pulled out of the way by one of the scientists on board.
We named this shark “Boss” for obvious reasons.

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