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Bull Shark

Carcharhinus leucas


Photo take at -60 ft on a sand bottom near to a coral wall, this is my first bull shark dive of this season finally the females are arriving to birth in this waters. Wonderful encounter around 7 sharks in the area WOW i love this beauty's i just can´t get out of the water. Heavy set body. Broad, short snout. Eyes proportionately small. First dorsal large and pointed. Upper body uniformly grey fading to paler grey on the belly. Tips of all fins and trailing edge of caudal fin are sometimes dusky. No interdorsal ridge.The bull shark is the best known of 43 species of elasmobranch in ten genera and four families to have been reported in fresh water.


Find it in Turbid inshore waters, lagoons, estuaries, freshwater rivers and lakes, coastlines, and reef environments down to 150 mt. The Bull shark is famous for its habit of occasionally swimming upstream hundreds of miles in some river systems such as the Mississippi, Amazon, Zambezi, and Lake Nicaragua. Diet consists of many food types including bony fishes, turtles, seals, crabs, and squid, find worlwide.

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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Thanks Ali :)

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago


CostaBoyJack 7 years ago

was this taken in a tank ... probably

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Peter and Sarala :)


peter 8 years ago

Wow you're a brave man, Gerardo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Indeed Argy :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Wow solid aren't they. :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on Nov 16, 2012
Submitted on Nov 16, 2012

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