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!
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.)
The whale shark is the largest fish in the world!
Some whales are larger, but they are mammals, not fish!
Parrotfish create a protective envelope around them when they are sleeping.
So, don't put the light on them during night dive to don't to wake them up and break this envelope.