Protecting blacktip reef sharks for the future
How can you spot a blacktip reef shark? Easy – just look out for the black tips on its fins!
The blacktip reef shark is one of the most distinctive creatures in the Indian and Pacific oceans. But right now, some groups are being devastated by the shark finning industry. We’re running a breeding programme across Europe to protect blacktip reef shark for the future.
Working with the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums, we’re monitoring 199 individual sharks across 42 aquariums – and learning more about how blacktip reef shark reproduce.
That way, we can help to build a stronger captive population, and increase the number of sharks in the wild.Download research
Wow fact 1
Blacktip sharks can grow up to 2 metres long. Wow!
Wow fact 2
Sharks have lived in our oceans for more than 450 million year
Wow fact 3
Some sharks use up over 30,000 teeth in their lifetime. Cool!