White-tipped Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus) This White-tipped Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus) was about 6' long, but they can grow to be 8' long. It is not aggressive and generally swims away if disturbed; although it may bite if harassed. These sharks prefer to inhabit tropical and warm temperate waters near coral reefs down to 1,000'.  Jim & Sean's dive trip in Shark Alley, Academy Bay. Santa Cruz Island.
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