White Tip Reef Shark

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The two sharks staying still at the bottom are the white tip reef sharks. A male and female live in pairs and give birth to babies once every 1-3 years.

They live in rocky areas and coral reefs of Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean. They can grow up to be 1.5 m in length. During the day, they rest behind rocks and corals and become active at night, preying on sleeping fish.

In the past, fishermen in Tokara Islands in Kagoshima used to courageously dive and tie a rope on the tail of white tip reef shark and pull it out of the water onto the boat.

Creatures of this water tank