Photo provided by Patrick O’Donnell, Environmental Specialist in Fisheries
The question came from Vanessa, a South Fort Myers High School girl who joined our Rookery Bay shark tagging trip with Pat O’Donnell. Oddly enough, I seriously wanted to hold a shark. Having read so much about them, I wanted to experience a living, gill-breathing, not too dangerous little shark in my hands for a heartbeat or two. Sadly, all we met while fishing Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands were catfish, isopods, and several zillion mosquitoes. Still, it was a thrilling experience, and I’m so glad that Pat is out there offering that opportunity to anyone interested in extraordinary adventure.