Michael Aery is a 60-year-old retired designer from Boston (United States) who was diving when he recorded a unique moment, and perhaps never seen before, starring more than six reef sharks. The event was recorded in a video viral.
The clip was recorded near a historic dive site called Roca Partida, which is the smallest island in Mexico’s Revillagigedo Archipelago: a group of four volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, located southwest of Cabo San Lucas.
During the day, whitetip reef sharks spend much of their time resting on wall ledges that rise from the sea floor. In the viral video you can see the animals one on top of the other, giving the impression of giving each other a hug.
Roca Partida is the most inhospitable island of the Revillagegido archipelago and is the top of a submarine stratovolcano that has given rise to trachyandesites. It is an islet with a maximum altitude of 35 meters above sea level. The rock was discovered in 1542 by Ruy López de Villalobos.