The following day we were blessed with gorgeous weather and once again boated out to Looe Key where the crisp blue waters awaited our return. After returning from Looe and eating lunch, we got to witness the transplanting of a captured nurse shark to the holding pond at camp. Up until this point, I had never seen a shark of any kind this close but seeing its gills move and tail flail as it was moved to the point was a sight of slight fear and amazement.
Shortly after the transplant, we got the opportunity to kayak to the nearby Shark Island. Shark Island is a small collection of mangrove trees that is home to several birds, iguanas and of course, sharks. Amongst the brown and turbid waters we found both a lemon shark and a nurse shark blending in with the dark soil below. We then returned to the sea camp, exhausted from our journey to Shark Island.