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Whitetip reef shark

Triaenodon obesus


White tips on first dorsal fin and upper lobe of tail. Slender body with blunt head. From 0,6 m upto 2 metres in length


Mostly resting on the bottom on rocky reefs or in/near caves during daytime, but at Cocos Island also observed swimming in large groups during daytime. Very active & hunting in groups during nighttime.


These sharks are the most abundant around Cocos Island - literally thousands and thousands - on each dive the amount of spottings would always be well above 100, with max. spottings during night dives

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PieterHartog 7 years ago

one more coming up - these sharks make great picture models. Love them!

Tavo 7 years ago


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Spotted on Dec 4, 2012
Submitted on Apr 4, 2013

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