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nc4. Bull Sharks (Carcharhinus leucas), high res photo. Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean.
dangerous bull shark underwater marine photos for sale
RC40131, copyrighted underwater photograph a a bull shark feeding, made in Beqa Fiji, dramatic stock high res
bull or zambezi shark pictures Carcharhinus leucas in Fiji Islands
RR1672. Two Bull Sharks, Carcharhinus leucas, swimming over sand, dramatic underwater photography by Brandon Cole
dramatic vertical photo of bull sharks Bahamas Atlantic Ocean
nc7. Bull Shark dramatic image showing teeth and eye
stock photography of bull and other sharks worldwide by Brandon Cole


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common
name
Bull Shark, also called Zambezi Shark
scientific name Carcharhinus leucas
range worldwide, tropical, also inland in fresh water rivers and lakes
viewing
hotspots
Bahamas
habitat coastal marine, and freshwater
size to 11 feet (3.5m)
diet fish, sharks, rays, invertebrates, almost anything!
trivia intertidal to 500 feet deep; snout is shorter than mouth width 
Another shark ranking highly on the "most dangerous list" is the Bull Shark, Carcharhinus leucas. In Africa it is known as the Zambezi Shark, and in central America the Lake Nicaragua Shark. It has a typical shark-shaped body, though it can grow quite large and is stockier than many of the other requiem sharks (family Carcharhinidae). Its snout is broad and short, eyes are small, and its triangular dorsal fin usually ends in a pointed tip. 
     Some experts feel the bull is perhaps the most dangerous of all sharks. This in large part is due to the fact it thrives in freshwater systems (rivers and lakes) far inland from the sea- areas in which people might not be expecting to find sharks. It has been recorded more than 1700 miles up the Mississippi River, and over 2500 miles up the Amazon. Bull sharks have killed women washing clothes in rivers, cattle falling overboard, and spearfishermen. This shark's ability to tolerate freshwater for long periods of time places it in close proximity to humans.
     It is a confirmed "opportunivore", preying on bony and cartilaginous fishes (especially sharks and rays), marine and terrestrial mammals, even invertebrates (crustaceans, squid, and urchins). Whether you are in the Americas, Africa, Asia, or Australia, exercise caution when skinny-dipping in shallow murky waters or playing fetch with Fido.
     

 

 

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