Blacktip SharkCarcharhinus 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.