Black Tipped Reef Shark

LIVE WEBCAM - BLACK TIP REEF SHARKS

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  • Location: National Aquarium, Baltimore, USA
  • Source: www.aqua.org
  • Info: This live streaming webcam shows a coral-filled exhibit, replicating Indo-Pacific reefs. It is active with life including Black tip reef Sharks which as the name suggests have brilliant black fin tips.
  • More Info: Blacktip reef sharks are found in warm coastal waters throughout the world and are among the most abundant of sharks. They inhabit bays, estuaries, coral reefs, and the shallow waters off beaches as well as river mouths. This powerful swimmer is well known for its tendency to enter incredibly shallow water, and is often found in water only 30 centimeters deep or less, with its distinctive dorsal fin protruding from the surface.

    Blacktip reef sharks are timid and skittish and though they have occasionally been known to bite people that are swimming or wading, they do not pose a serious threat to humans. The International Shark Attack File (ISAF) has recorded just 11 unprovoked blacktip reef shark bites on humans since 1959.