Horn sharks + tope shark snorkel, plus some good California Sheephead fish drama
Horn shark, male - you can see his white-tipped claspers.
If I hadn't seen video I might've questioned these stories... but the video evidence was too hard to ignore, so on Monday I gave it a shot after dropping the kids off at school. I didn't see any sevengills, but I did see a couple of horn sharks and a nice big tope shark, though that tope shark was in deeper water with lower visibility.
Tope or Soupfin shark in low viz
Unrelated, but I think the other fish (kelp bass and opaleyes) just hanging around observing the "fight" are hilarious. Just like people watching a fight. And when I swim up they kinda scatter like the cops just rolled up.
Two California Sheepheads that I believe are in the midst of transitioning from female to male.
Enjoy the video!