Eric Cheng

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A day with Emma, the tiger shark

Emma the tiger shark and a lemon shark friend
We are currently back at West End hiding from the weather after spending the day at Tiger Beach. We had a total of five individual tiger sharks, including Emma, our #1 supermodel! Emma's pregnant at the moment; when she swims toward us head on, her normally large head looks tiny against the bulbous backdrop of her huge belly (which often drags on the sand -- funny!).

We put Jackie up in the air in the ultralight, but that turned out to be the only flight we'll be able to make. The flying boat's hull is leaking water. I think open ocean swells are just too much for the poor little thing.

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