The nomads of the deep, blue sharks are most known for their long oceanic migrations. Growing over 10 feet in length, this is a big shark that moves through the water with curiosity, often approaching the divers to get a better look. Here on Nantucket they are found in large numbers throughout the summer and fall months.
The most powerful sharks pound for pound, Makos are the top dog in our waters and demand respect when seen on dives. They move quickly through the water and are extremely bold. Seeing a mako is one of the most electric encounters you can have in the wild.
Basking sharks are the second largest fish in the world, reaching over 35 feet in length. These impressive plankton feeders are not aggressive and allow divers to swim alongside them. Basking sharks are the whale sharks of the North and are seen in our waters heavily through June and July.
HAMMERHEADS - TIGERS - DUSKIES
These are the exotic species of our waters. They are rare but during the warmest months of the year in late July through early September they are seen consistently.
OTHER WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERED:
Humpback, Fin, and Pilot Whales
Man o War Jellies