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Bull shark

Carcharhinus leucas


Last shark dive of the year this are some of the last female sharks in the area water start to get warm and breeding season is over. Photo take at -60 ft in a sand bed near the wall.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.


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

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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Kate!

Kdubs 8 years ago


Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Yes they are dangerous and and yes i have them very close, they star to get more use to divers every year, that don´t make them less dangerous Luis

LuisStevens 8 years ago

Aren´t they dangerous? It seems that you are very close to the sharks.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Bernadette!

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 8 years ago

Great series!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Spotted by
Gerardo Aizpuru

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on Mar 6, 2012
Submitted on Mar 6, 2012

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