Oceanic Whitetip

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A large male Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Carcharhinus longimanus. This species is one of the few truly pelagic sharks, rarely coming within sight of land. Once common throughout the world's deep tropical and subtropical seas, their population has been decimated by commercial fishing in recent years, particularly longlining.  Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean. Filename: 2008july01owts121
A large male Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Carcharhinus longimanus. This species is one of the few truly pelagic sharks, rarely coming within sight of land. Once common throughout the world's deep tropical and subtropical seas, their population has been decimated by commercial fishing in recent years, particularly longlining. Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean. Filename: 2008july01owts121
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