White-tipped Reef Shark (Triaenodon 
obesus) There were at least 6-10 White-tipped Reef Sharks in a cave at the bottom of this ledge. The snorkelers watched from above while the divers swam down to the cave.

White Tips have a life span of about 25 years. They are heavily poached for the shark fin soup market. While we were on our cruise a fishing boat was caught with 60 sharks aboard - all dead and with their fins removed. Dive/snorkel trip to Floreana.

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