By Jeff Milisen

Rare Beauty

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Canon Canon EOS REBEL T1i
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HI
Country
US
Town
Kailua-Kona
Description

This oceanic white tip shark has a bad reputation as a tough customer partly because of its tendency to get overly friendly with divers. Encounters with these animals often involves a lot of bumping and pushing. Its large pectoral fins with distinctive white hashes can give one the impression that the animal is flying through the water like a slow moving aircraft. Unfortunately, in 50 years overfishing has brought this animal from the most abundant large animal on earth to an IUCN status of threatened.

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05/05/2012

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