Sponsored by Matthew Peter Conboy. Tasmania, Australia
Christine is officially named in memory of Christine Mary Conboy with the FSRF.
Christine the shark was first documented at North Neptune Island in June 2005. Possibly also seen as a smaller non-profiled juvenile in previous years. She was recorded over several expeditions through to August 2005, which indicates she may regularly take up residency at the Neptune Islands in future seasons.
Likely due to her seemingly good form & conditioning, Christine was comfortable in the company of much larger sharks, and rarely appeared alone to us.
She was very elusive at the surface and avoided being tagged from our vessel. Her identification came only through photographic profiling from submersible bottom cage dives. Here she would approach the cage closely and curiously, but never recorded to actually make contact.
Profile FSRF ID #NN060533F1. Sex: Female. Est. Length: 3.3m 2005. Approx. Age: 6-7 y.o. in 2005. Shade: 4/5 Dark Grey 2005 Clean markings, minimal blotching on caudal, large RHS cheek.