Coral Reefs

Meet Dory, Nemo and all of their friends.

 

Full of colour and life, coral reefs take up only 1% of the ocean floor but they play home to over 25% of the marine population!  

The SEA LIFE Trust is working to protect Sharks in the wild.

Follow Sharks tagged by SEA LIFE in Australia as we seek to protect and learn more about these fascinating creatures!

The SEA LIFE Trust is working to protect Sharks in the wild.

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The SEA LIFE Trust is working to protect Sharks in the wild.

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Follow Sharks tagged by SEA LIFE in Australia as we seek to protect and learn more about these fascinating creatures!

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Follow Sharks tagged by SEA LIFE in Australia as we seek to protect and learn more about these fascinating creatures!

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Black Tip Reef Shark

Hey see that? You can tell a black tip reef shark by the black markings on their fins!

These guys live in the warm tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Bet you'd rather live there than in our cold seas... brrr.

Baby black tip reed sharks are often the favourite pray for larger groupers or larger sharks so they spend a lot of time hiding away from threats. Poor little guys!

Shark Breeding

SEA LIFE is proud to be coordinating the European Black Tip Reef Shark breeding programme.

Shark Breeding

SEA LIFE is proud to be coordinating the European Black Tip Reef Shark breeding programme.

Shark Breeding

SEA LIFE is proud to be coordinating the European Black Tip Reef Shark breeding programme.

Zebra Sharks

Zebra Sharks? But these guys are spotty!

That's because when they're babies these sharks are covered in black and white stripes which break up when they grow and turn into polka dots. 

These endangered sharks live in the toasty waters of the tropical West-Indo Pacific including Australia - but don't worry they're very unlikely to cause any trouble on your surfing trips.

Nursehound

Brrrrrr!! These sharks live in our chilly UK waters! 

These guys go by many nicknames - Bull Huss, Greater Spotted Catshark, and Greater Spotted Dogfish. Some of which you, sadly, may have spotted at fish and chip shops or the fishmonger's slab - despite being a species open to over-fishing.