Black Tip Reef Shark
Black tipped sharks across the Sea Life estate – including those which until recently were housed in Scarborough – have reached sexual maturity.
There has already been some successful breeding in Holland and Germany and Sea Life is now embarking on a full-scale breeding project which could yield information and experience helpful to conservationists in the future. As part of this programme Scarborough’s blacktips have moved to Blackpool to be paired with other mature adults, and we will shortly welcome some new, younger captive-bred sharks.
Watch this space to find out when the Black Tips return!
Black Tips are among the most popular sharks inhabiting the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, because Black Tip Reef Sharks prefer shallow, inshore waters. They are typical in appearance of how humans imagine a shark to look, and can be seen at our big ocean tank!
- Watch our Sharks in their spacious open top tank
- Spot the Black Tip Reef Sharks prominent black tip on its fins
- Get up close to these timid and skittish creatures
- Black Tip Reef Sharks live in the same home for a few years at a time
- Find out why Sharks are not dangerous to humans
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