Scientific name: Triaenodon obesus
Size: Up to 6,6 feet
Color: Gray brown back and pale gray belly
Distinguishing feature: very slender with white tips on all fins
Where did we see it: Zanzibar, Thailand, French polynesia, Mayotte, Maldives, Raja Ampat
This shark is also called coral shark. It should not be confused with the oceanic whitetip shark which is larger and more predatory.
This shark is a passive shark that does not need to swim to breathe, it is often found lying on the bottom.
This shark has about 3000 teeth, which is renewed every 3 days!
The tiger shark has slender marks similars to the lines of tigers, hence its name.
When it is juvenile, these marks are round and not vertical. They change when it grows.
The whale shark is the largest fish in the world!
Some whales are larger, but they are mammals, not fish!
Mammals have a horizontal tail.
Fishes have a vertical fin.