Shark Pres Joel Calhoun


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Shark Pres Joel Calhoun

  1. 1. By: Joel Calhoun Shark Species common to Reefs
  2. 2. Gray Reef Shark
  3. 3. <ul><li>Common to all reefs, especially the tropical Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>Often confused with other sharks, due to the general gray and white appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguishable by the black band along it’s tail </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>They are accustomed to divers, but are highly territorial and have been known to bite if they encounter trespassers </li></ul><ul><li>The biggest threat to the animals are fishermen, due to their trolling nets </li></ul>
  5. 5. Reef Whitetip Shark
  6. 6. <ul><li>Harmless and easily approachable </li></ul><ul><li>Inactive during daytime </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom dwellers that tend to huddle in small groups </li></ul><ul><li>They are easily distinguishable because of their stubby nose and cat-like eyes </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>They do most of their hunting at night time when are more active </li></ul><ul><li>Though they are calm and easy going animals, they have been reported to attack spear fishermen because of the vibrations and wounded fish </li></ul>
  8. 8. Zebra Shark
  9. 9. <ul><li>Simple identification because of tail and spots </li></ul><ul><li>The tail is half of its body length (4ft) </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom dwellers </li></ul><ul><li>Very rarely encountered </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Nocturnal, which means they can see in the dark </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom dweller </li></ul><ul><li>Solitary animals that are difficult to find </li></ul>
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