Black Tip Reef Shark

The lagoon surrounding Emboodhu Finolhu is a nursery area for juvenile Black Tip Reef Sharks, which can often be seen swimming close to the shore in small groups. The females give birth to the young and leave them in the lagoon so they can grow and learn to fend for themselves, without the threat of predators. After spending approximately one year in the lagoon, the juveniles head out into deeper waters and live on the local reefs. A fully grown Black Tip Reef Shark can reach 1.5m in length.

 

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