Blacktip Shark

Carcharhinus limbatus

Uncommon: only occasionally seen except where spear fishing may be going on or during massive schools of herring, silversides and other small schooling fish. This individual showed up during one of these times at the far left shoreline of Hawksnest beach very late in the day in very turbid water.
 The white streak visible on the flank is a distinguishing characteristic. Other distinctive markings are black tips on pectral, ventral  dorsal fins, while the anal fin is white.  Most common - 5-6 feet in length.

Blacktip Shark - Carcharhinus limbatus
Blacktip Shark - Carcharhinus limbatus
Blacktip Shark - Carcharhinus limbatus
Blacktip Shark - Carcharhinus limbatus
 

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