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Black-tipped Reef Shark

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Old Sunday 27th September 2015, 09:29   #1
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Black-tipped Reef Shark

Thought I'd post this as it's a bit unusual.

Walking on the beach right outside my bungalow at Unawatuna in Sri Lanka and I noticed this small Shark swimming right on the tideline in less than 1/2M of water.

I know they sometimes take shelter from larger fish in mangroves so I reckon this little fella of about 40cm was just trying to avoid being eaten by a bigger brother?

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Old Tuesday 3rd November 2015, 22:55   #2
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I see small ones in shallow water quite often in Indonesia. Fun species.
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Old Tuesday 12th January 2016, 02:00   #3
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Probably the commonest shark in Sri Lanka. Large ones (common in the past, but relatively uncommon today) can be aggressive. Giant Caranx (Caranx ignobilis) have been recorded as killing Blacktips in the Pacific. The larger Blacktip (C. limbatus) is also present in Sri Lanka in relatively deep water.

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