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What kind of shark is this?

Discussion in 'Shark Forum!' started by hammet, May 15, 2018.

  1. Caveeagle

    Caveeagle Rebreather Pilot

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    No, lemon has a double dorsal fin. That's also pretty big (and snappy) for a lemon.

    +1 for ultra flex wetsuits.
     
  2. swimlikethefish

    swimlikethefish Divemaster

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    100% tiger. A lemon shark has a more pronounced 2nd dorsal fin, where the tigers 2nd dorsel is much smaller. A tiger sharks strips often disappear with age. You can also identify them by their flatter nose.
     
  3. mcohen1021

    mcohen1021 Manta Ray

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    I thought it looked like a bull
     
  4. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Divemaster

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    Definitely a tiger shark. And a jerk one at that....
     
  5. HeliMech

    HeliMech Nassau Grouper

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    The wrong kind...that's what kind of shark that is.
     
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  6. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Looks like feed or scenting site.:facepalm:
     
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  7. diversteve

    diversteve Technical Admin

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    That could be Tiger Beach in the Bahamas.

    They're frisky like that there since they have regular contact with divers.

     
    Last edited: May 16, 2018
  8. Saniflush

    Saniflush ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    <back on the boat>
    Diver 1 - "I was just trying to get a picture and that shark tried to bite me."
    Diver 2 - "I got my picture."
     
  9. seeker242

    seeker242 DIR Practitioner

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    Certainly not. 0% chance of it being a lemon.
     
  10. Altamira

    Altamira ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Frisky? My dog is frisky, but she does not try to bite me. Those shark feeding dives are one the dumbest concepts I have seen. Teaching an apex preditor that divers are a source of food increases the likelihood of us moving up on their menu selection. There is a good reason why park rangers tell you not to feed the bears. Same should apply to sharks, morays, etc.
     

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