We solved the puzzle of Kiddell Bay when we found the little patch of sand on the right side, just under the water, and remembered that we both had waterproof sandals. It's a gorgeous little bay just full of fish. I guess that's what the shark likes about it too.
I had just swum up near the beach to check in with spouse, who had gone in earlier, when I noticed a shark cruising the shallow waters just past the initial dropoff. I'm not sure what it was, but it was NOT a nurse shark. It was about 4 feet long, silvery and shark-shaped, and it was clearly hunting. It wasn't paying any attention to me, but it wasn't afraid of me either. If it hadn't been working the left half of the beach instead of the right it would have been cruising right between me and the beach. I had been planning to swim back out to the reefs on the left side after checking with husband but suddenly it seemed like a better idea to come in.
Anybody know what kind of shark cruises the shallow waters off St. John beaches? Do they ever attack people? And if I go back to the same beach tomorrow is it likely to be there again?