“Blue Visions” Jump in with both feet and go on an adventure with Richard Salas and experience the underside of the Pacific Islands of the Americas. Watch as 22-foot whale sharks swim gingerly along, slurping up microscopic plankton to fill their enormous bellies. Get up close and personal with massive bait-balls of bigeyed scad as they swirl in the afternoon heat while being dive-bombed by jack mackerel in a ravenous eating frenzy.
Richard’s journal entries bring us along on his many dives. These include swimming with hundreds of hammerhead sharks, being amused at the grimacing face of thered-lipped batfish, and feeling deeply moved by the vulnerable peace of a sea lion at rest.
You may discover a new relationship with sharks here, and learn about the plight of many of the animals that Richard calls his “underwater family.” They face multiple threats, including the practice of “bycatch,” and the trawl nets, longlines, and gill nets of our frighteningly efficient mechanized fishing industry.