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Fan Shots of Live Cams: Shark Lagoon

This photo was captured two weeks ago by explore.org fan John H – Wareham Ma. John caught a perfect silhouette of a black tip reef shark. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be afraid.

 Considered a harmless shark and unagressive, it is curious and will investigate things that are not common to its habitat. These sharks are not very large. They seldom exceed 1.8 m (6 ft) in length… By tagging these sharks, scientists have found that they rarely migrate very far from a given area. They like shallow water around reefs and will sometimes jump over coral, coming right out of the water. These leaps are frequently sighted on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. (Aquarium of the Pacific)

Visit the black tip reef shark and capture your own screenshots on the Shark Lagoon Live Cam.