Grey Reef Sharks

Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos

The grey reef shark is a smaller requiem shark often found around tropical reefs and atols. It is active mostly at night, forming large schools during the day. Some grey reef sharks are nomadic, others remain in one area for long periods. Reef sharks are inquisitive and show littl fear of humans, often approaching divers. There are a few records of unprovoked attacks on humans, but no fatalities. They have a distinctive display they use when they feel threatened - the shark will arch its back, point its pectroal fins downward, and swing its head from side to side.

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