Sponsored and named by the Bannister boys
Jonny is a large 4.6m male, who is a regular seasonal visitor to the Neptune Islands. His first appearances each year are often tremendous topside spectacles where he frequently lifts his head from the water and seems to examine the people and the boat, giving all onboard quite an thrill. This feature, along with his curious nature around the cages, has made him a star in a few nature documentaries.
Despite his length and large girth, he has more of a streamlined torpedo shape than some other big sharks that we know, including heavy females of similar length that he frequently is seen in company with! He has a distinctive eye-shaped white patch on on his lower caudal fin.
Jonny has been our most consistent visitor to the Neptune Islands in the last 8 seasons and is prominent over many weeks throughout several expedition dates each year. He is sighted between June and September each year.