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Black Tip Reef Shark Breeding & Research

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.

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