Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Red Sea: Oceanic Whitetip Shark

Christophe Jurdan met this oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) during his decompression stop at Elphinstone Reef, Egypt, Red Sea. Divers for sharks hasn't used this photo for any of our materials yet, but I'm sure it will make an appearance soon.

The oceanic whitetip shark is assessed as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List. The main threat to this species is overfishing.

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