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February 28, 2015
Whale Shark South Africa

Whale Shark

WHALE SHARK – Rhinocodon typus. Whale shark identification: Whale sharks are the worlds largest living fish, reaching lengths of 13m and weighing up to 13 tonnes. Once you […]
February 27, 2014
Great White Sharks South Africa

Great White Shark

GREAT WHITE SHARK – Carcharodon carcharias. Great white shark identification: Great white sharks are unmistakable. When you see one you’ll really know it. No other shark […]
February 27, 2014
Tiger Sharks South Africa

Tiger Shark

TIGER SHARK – Galeocerdo cuvier. Tiger shark identification: Another unmistakable submarine presence, tiger sharks are thought attain 7m in length, however sightings in South Africa are […]
February 27, 2014
Bull Shark South Africa

Bull Shark Zambezi

BULL SHARK or ZAMBEZI – Carcharhinus leucas. Bull shark identification: Bull sharks may reach over 4m in length. The body is predominantly grey with a lighter […]
February 27, 2014
Ragged toothed shark South Africa

Ragged Toothed Shark

SPOTTED RAGGED TOOTHED SHARK – Charcharius taurus. Ragged toothed shark identification: Ragged toothed sharks are perhaps South Africa’s best loved sharks. Affectionately known as “raggies” to […]
February 27, 2014
Broadnose Sevengill cow shark

Sevengill Cow Shark

COW SHARK or BROADNOSE SEVENGILL SHARK –  Notorynchus cepedianus. Cow shark identification: Cow sharks are a primitive form of shark of the order Hexanchiformes, which comprises six species […]
February 27, 2014
Oceanic Blacktip Shark

Blacktip Shark

BLACKTIP SHARK – Carcharhinus limbatus. Identification: Blacktip sharks are also referred to as oceanic blacktips to distinguish them from the blacktip reef shark.  Oceanic blactips are […]
February 27, 2014
Shortfin Mako Shark

Mako Shark

SHORTFIN MAKO SHARK – Isurus oxyrinchus. Mako shark identification: The shortfin mako is a sleek, torpedo shaped pelagic shark of the lamnid family. The mako is brilliant blue to […]
February 25, 2014

Dusky Shark

DUSKY SHARK – Carcharhinus obscurus. Identification: The dusky shark is also known as a grey shark in some areas can be easily confused with other species when […]
February 25, 2014
Bronze Whaler / Copper Shark

Bronze Whaler

BRONZE WHALER or COPPER SHARK – Carcharhinus brachyurus Identification: Bronze whalers can attain a length of over 3m. The sleek body has a bronze-grey sheen dorsally […]
February 25, 2014

Hammerhead Shark

HAMMERHEAD SHARK – Sp. Sphyrna Identification: Hammerhead sharks are unmistakable – for obvious reasons, although identifying exactly which species is another story. Nine species of hammerhead […]