BLACK TIP REEF SHARK
Sharks have lived in our oceans for more than 450 million years! That’s long before dinosaurs first walked the earth. Their brains have evolved to become more intelligent and devoted to their senses mainly their ability to smell.
Dwelling among the shallow coral reefs and mangroves in the Indo-Pacific and Mediterranean seas, these shark stay in the same small areas for many years where they pick off the weakest fish to eat.
Timid and skittish, the blacktip reef shark is difficult to approach and seldom poses a danger to humans unless roused by food.
The black tip with a light border on the first dorsal fin is a key identifying trait of this shark!
The number of teeth a shark grows and uses during its lifetime can be enormous – some sharks use up over 30,000 teeth in their lifetime!
Some black tip reef sharks can be 2 metres long!