Scientific name: Sphyraena barracuda
Size: Up to 6.6 foot
Color: Silver gray
Distinguishing feature: Big size. Fusiform body with black spots. Predominant jaws, spaced fins. Solitary.
Where did we see it: Thailand, French polynesia, Mexico, Maldives, Egypt
The barracuda lives near the coast, between the shallow and 100 foot deep even though it can go lower.
It's a great carnivorous predator who uses his elongated body to jump on his prey.
It's a solitary species, although they can regroup when they are young. It's also a very curious species that can follow a diver for several meters. This fish can reach 38 miles / h when hunting for prey.
His life expectancy is around 15 years.
Some sharks can stay motionless on the sand (white tips reef sharks, nurse sharks, etc.).
These sharks don't have to swim to bring oxygen to their gills like other sharks (grey, hammerheads tc.)
We can hear the bull shark is very dangerous because of attacks near La Réunion island.
However, tens of them are living at 600 feet from the famous beach of Playa Del Carmen in Mexico. And there are no attacks.
Turtles are in economy mode when they are sleeping. If they are woken during night, they may not have enough air to return to surface.
So, please be careful during night dives!