Releasing Sevengillers back into the surf.

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  • #6704
    Miliwolf
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    I had quite a bit of trouble today getting the larger sevengillers to swim back out to sea.

    The tope was off like a rocket, and the smaller sevengiller was light enough to ‘carry’ into deeper water. The big ones felt to squishy to pick up and carry, so I typically stood on either side and prevented them from being washed back up the beach and release, or gently push them towards the sean with the out going wave. After a dozen or so attempts the sharks eventually get deep enough to weakly swim/tumble behind the breaking wave. Mainly looking for a way to return to the sea which would be less stressful for them.

    They appear to be quite passive on the beach.

    #11746
    Sevengillz
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    yeah they are pretty lifeless once beached,its when you try to pick them up the sharp end comes to life and starts following you :lol: I cant say I had to much trouble getting them to swim back out but I did get fairly wet putting them back in the surf.Once they roll out and get past that first breaker they tend to dissappear but in saying that I guess it all comes down to how hard they fought and how long they were out of the water for.
    Did you end up getting any pics Miliwolf?

    #11747
    Miliwolf
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    Did not take a camera with me.

    I was a bit concerned about picking them up because they were quite ‘soft and squishy’ and I wanted to avoid any stress to their cartilage and internal organs. But I guess being able to carry them 4-5m further out would result in a much faster release and less time suffocating.

    One of them, I think the 40lber swam 30-40m parallel to the beach in about a foot of water before getting through the breaker and into deeper water.

    #11837
    storm
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    always have trouble getting them back out even with 2 of us taking them back out they just get pushed back in the little ones under 5 ft arent so bad to get back in the water

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