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Bull shark

Carcharhinus leucas

Description:

Photo take in a sand bed near the coast at -60 ft. 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.

Habitat:

Find it in Turbid inshore waters, lagoons, estuaries, freshwater rivers and lakes, coastlines, and reef environments down to 150m. 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

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22 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Argybee! is just like you said

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Now there's a way to get your heart rate up. Great spot. Lucky man Gerardo.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Elsa
I have to say the same from yours.

Elsa
Elsa 9 years ago

Gerardo what an AWESOME collection you have!!!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Just add video

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

I agree whit you FoTony

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Hola Marta en Playa del Carmen frente al Ferry.

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

En que sitio de buceo los viste? que chulo!

FoTony
FoTony 9 years ago

It's always bad to feed wildlifeas a attraction and I don't understand why they do it. If this is a natural breeding area the sharks will stay in this place so it would be much more fun to see there natural behavior.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks FoTony
Today is a guide dive near the coast for decades female bull sharks come near the coast to have there baby's, only two months December and January for the 6 years dive operators found the spot many star making guide dives to the area sometimes you see them sometimes not, even some guides star feeding them.
I´m against shark feeding change the natural balance.

FoTony
FoTony 9 years ago

Nice capture! Was this with a guide who knows these spot to be famous for sharks or was it a lucky encounter?

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Azri

AzriAzmi
AzriAzmi 9 years ago

Beautilful !

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Emma
yes it was a grate experience unforgettable never see so many sharks before, i will add a video too.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

great experience to be able to go down that deep into the water!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks P. young

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Very good!! I love this photo!!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

This dive was particular intense we have maybe 10-12 sharks around so far is may best dive whit sharks.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Pieter , Sachin, Palaimon

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Fabulous ,,,

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

Amazing shots!
I just saw sharks two time in egypt. The first one was really close to my group and he was really big. The second one was at the blue hole in Dahab. The sharks was at a depht of round about 80 m. I spott them when i was diving through the arch.

PieterHartog
PieterHartog 9 years ago

Great pics - just realized you took these today, lucky you!

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Spotted on Jan 17, 2012
Submitted on Jan 17, 2012

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