The Black Tip Reef Shark hangs out in the Pacific and in the Indian Ocean and is one of those “in shore” species that means you might just run into one.
I like sharks… even if they do, from time to time, munch on the bonefish I so love.
They have a few of these at the California Academy of Sciences and while there aren’t any live bonefish in their exhibit, there are also no longer any tarpon… the Black Tips ate them one by one while the Museum slept (true story… they went from 3 to 0 over the span of about 5 months or so).
I recently saw a black tip at my place… the photo below was the only picture I managed to capture of it.
I love being out there, on the flats, and seeing everything that lives there. I love the crabs and the rays and the non-bonefish fish and I even love the sharks.
Next time you are out there and you see a shark. Give it a hug.
Wait… I’ve been informed by legal that you should NOT hug a shark. Still… appreciate what is out there.
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