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2005-08-22-12-38-10

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

The face of a Port Jackson Shark (Heterodontus portusjacksoni) lying on the ocean floor. These sharks regularly congregate in large groups, and this was one of a group of approximately 30-40 sharks in the area.
These sharks are considered part of the bullhead or horn shark family, and although docile and non-threatening, they do have venonous dorsal fin spikes.
Image taken in the Jervis Bay Marine Park in New South Wales, Australia.

· Date: Fri September 30, 2005 · Reference ID: 1381/22005-08-22-12-38-10 · Views: 7759 ·
Keywords: heterodontiformes horned shark cartilaginous cartlidge chondrichithyes aussie nsw cold water

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