Oceanic Whitetip Shark (Carcharhinus Longimanus)

Also known as Brown Milbert's Sandbar Shark, Brown Shark, Nigano Shark, Oceanic Shark, Oceanic White-tipped Whaler, Silvertip Shark, Whitetip, Whitetip Shark, Whitetip Whaler, White-tipped Shark

Description

Also known as Brown Milbert's Sandbar Shark, Brown Shark, Nigano Shark, Oceanic Shark, Oceanic White-tipped Whaler, Silvertip Shark, Whitetip, Whitetip Shark, Whitetip Whaler, White-tipped Shark.

Found singly often accompanied by dolphinfish, pilot fish, remoras and tortoises over oceanic deep waters but sometimes close to shorelines.
They feed on almost anything, from birds, crustaceans, fish, turtles and any garbage disposed of at sea! Including people!!!
Length - 400cm
Depth - 0-230m
Widespread Circumglobal

They are very active, fearless and potentially dangerous and have been known to approach divers and boats in the open sea. They have probably been responsible for attacks on people in open water from air and sea disasters.

Requiem Sharks have some of the most potentially dangerous sharks in their family and are responsible for over half of shark attacks. They can also be difficult to identify! Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/carcharhinus-longimanus.html

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