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2006-06-30_16-43-16

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A Ragged-Tooth Shark (Carcharias taurus) swims through a sardine bait ball on the famous Sardine Run off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
These slow moving sharks are irregular visitors to the Sardine Run and looked more curious than actually directly involved. Possibly they look more for a scavenger opportunity than actually look to be involved in the actual action.
"Raggies" as they are known in South Africa are known as "Grey Nurse" Sharks in Australia and "Sand Tigers" in North America. These populations are all considered separate populations of the same species and in Australia where the Grey Nurse is endangered, the possibility of importing South African specimens has been raised several times.

· Date: Wed December 20, 2006 · Reference ID: /22006-06-30_16-43-16 · Views: 4574 ·
Keywords: dangerous carcharhindae teeth ocean fish predator elasmobranch se asia indo pacific requiem sharks

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