Who are SharkyJones' Friends ?
In some of the other tabs you learned about the different families of sharks,
you also got to see a guide to different sharks, here you'll meet the cartoon
characters of some of my friends and hear some real life stories about them,
rather than the scientific stuff, this is about fun not learning. You need
to remember that these guys are the characters, while some information about
them will be true their names and personalities are not always real for
the sharks outside cyberspace, information that is fictional will be marked
like this (f) with the exception of names. You'll be able to see cartoons
about the lives and antics of my friends in other parts of the site, some
of these might be slow if you have a slow computer though.
Sharks are wild animals and should always be treated with respect!
So who are SharkyJones' cyber friends?
-types of shark are there?
This is Crunch, he's a Great White shark, the largest predatory fish in
the world. He' also one of the three most dangerous sharks (Greath White,
Tiger, Bull). But truth be told, while Great White's are responsible for
most shark attacks around the world, very few people actually die of white
shark attacks and people are never actually eaten by these guys, why?
Well as we said above human's aren't part of any shark's normal diet anywhere,
we're not from their water world. Most scientist believe human's evolved
in Africa where our natural predators would be Lions, Hyenas, Leopards etc.
(or if you believe in Jewish/Christian/Muslim creation theory the Torah/Bible/Quoran
all agree that Lions and Hyenas would eat a man).
Human's get attacked by Great Whites normally when they are surfing especially
in areas where seals are common, from below surfers look like seals. The
shark must "pounce" quickly from below to grab the seal or sea
lion before it can escape, if it see's the shark he can outswim it.
So human's get grabbed because they look interesting, possibly like food,
they way a White shark tests this is by taste. Most of the times a human
gets bitten the shark spits them out and dissappears, some scientists believe
we taste bony and unappetising to them, a real sea lion has thick layers
of energy rich blubber. The problem is by now the human has a lot of cuts,
but the availability of good hospitals and ambulances arriving quickly on
the scene means that only 1 in 4 great white victims ever die.
This is the shark that the film Jaws was about, the film was totally false,
but I loved it, watch it, enjoy it and remember that its just a movie, the
reality is that White sharks, the GREATEST predator on this planet is an
endangered species, it would be sad if the greatest of all sharks was to
die because of ignorance, when you grow up will there still be White sharks
around for your kids to dream about seeing one or better diving with one
in a cage ?
That is my biggest diving dream, to dive with a white shark.
Name - Crunch
- Great White Shark
- Carcharadon Carcharias
Size at Birth
- 3-4ft (90-120cm)
- BIG!! 24ft (7.3m!!)
Diet - Seals,
sea lions, dolphins, porpoises, sharks, seabirds, turtles, bony fish, other
- Coastal where water is cooler, sometimes open ocean (mediterranean) and
often around seal colonies
- Worldwide in temperate seas
Chomp is called a Tiger Shark because of the stripes down the side of his
body, they are brighter in younger tiger sharks, they are also spots arranged
in lines, as the shark grows older the spots turn into lines that look like
a tiger's stripes.
Tiger sharks have been involved in attacks on people, they are one of the
three most dangerous sharks (Great White, Bull Shark and Tiger). The truth
is though that if you lived in Florida you're 30 times more likely to be
killed by lightening than by a shark. (Florida is somewhere that gets a
quite a few shark attacks and a LOT of lightning deaths).
However , you are thousands of times more likely to be killed crossing
the road to the beach than swimming at the beach.
Tiger sharks though can be dangerous especially to surfers in Hawaii where
tiger sharks come close inshore towards dusk and find guys lying on surfboards
with their arms and legs in the water, from below they look like turtles,
favorite food of tiger sharks. Tiger sharks are one of nature's survivors,
they eat different things at different times for example they turn up off
remote South Pacific islands at just the right time for young Albatrosses
(big birds) to take flight, often the albatrosses don't make it the first
time into the air, the tiger sharks try to eat them, at which point they
either take off or become food! Once the first flights are over they go
back to eating fish, turtles and anything else edible.
Despite their fearful reputation, human's aren't a part of their diet,
we don't live in their world, mostly they don't try to eat us unless we
accidentally look like something tasty, though they might eat us if we were
already dead and our bodies floating in the water, but then we look like
the kind of food they eat.
To give you an idea of how uninterested they generally are in human, I
was involved in a shark tagging project in Bimini with Doc Gruber. We'd
put out nets in the shallow water of Bimini lagoon, we then had to swim
up and down the net looking for the baby lemon sharks we'd catch. The baby
sharks were then put alive into a tank in a boat and taken to a pen in the
lagoon where they were measured, weighed then released into the pen and
fed to recover. While the boat was away we'd be swimming up and down this
net at night. On net #3 near the lagoon's entrance to the sea, right where
on a previous study the Doc had been tagging big tiger sharks we would often
find BIIIG holes in the lightweight nets (made for baby sharks), the holes
were probably from adult lemon and tiger sharks.
They would have been passing close by us (in fact we saw some), but the
sharks weren't interested in us.
Divers report a totally different attitude, they usually avoid divers,
and are rarely seen, but when they are they are usually curious, passing
close by but are unaggressive, seeing divers as just another large shark
Name - Chomp
- Tiger Shark
- Galeocerdo Cuvier
Size at Birth
- 20-30in (50-75cm)
- BIG!! 24ft (7.3m!!)
Diet - Just
about anything, turtles, fish, seals, birds, dead meat (carrion).
- Inshore along reefs and rocks at night, offshore to 500ft in daytime,
sometimes open water
- worldwide tropics.
This big fella here is called "Chomp!" he's a Tiger shark, as
you can see from the box he can grow pretty big, though a maximum of 15-16ft
is more likely, much bigger is rare indeed.
Chomp will eat just about anything, often just to try it, some people have
called them floating dustbins, in many ways that's his (and other sharks')
role, to keep the seas clean by eating the sick and dying fish, hey I didn't
say being a fish was fun! In nature some animals eat other animals - this
is called predation and animals that do the eating are called predators,
the animals that get eaten are called the prey. The whole business of one
animal eating another, to then be eaten by another animal is called the
food chain. We'll talk about this more in another page.
Name - Limby
- Blacktip Shark
- Carcharhinus Limbatus
Size at Birth
- 16-27in (40-70cm)
- 5ft (1.5m) max 6.5ft
Diet - Fish,
- Open sea, coastal waters, estuaries, coral lagoons, mangrove swamps.
- All tropical and subtropical waters
Note - Not
to be confused with Blacktip REEF Shark, Carcharhinus Melanopterus
- All carcharhinids have a type of an eyelid called a "nictitating"
membrane that protects the sharks eye when it grabs its prey.
You can find limby usually inshore and up to a few miles off the coast,
he often hangs around near the mouths of rivers and sometimes comes in close
That can cause problems since it puts people and sharks in the same place
at the same time, this would not be a problem if the water was clear since
man is not normally a food source for sharks, we don't live in the
sea, Limby wouldn't find us tasty anyway since he likes fish only.
The problem is that in the summer lots of small fish come in close to the
shore to breed, lay eggs and hide from predators like Limby. Close to the
shore the surf stirs up the sand so the water is murky, especially if a
river brings silt down too. This is like the Alabama or Florida coast in
the USA. During the summer of 2000 there was a lot of hype created by the
news because several attacks happened in a short time, close to each other.
But what happened was a normal number of attacks for that area, the sharks
come in after the fish. The splashing of people in the water and the flash
of the bottom of their feet and hands (lighter coloured than the top) mimic
a distressed fish, along comes limby, just like a cat after a piece of string
(or if I wave a $100 bill in front of your nose) his predatory instincts
are excited and he makes a grab for what he thinks is his fish supper.
Unfortunately it turns out to be someone's hand, he spits it out quickly
because it tastes gross to him (he likes fish remember - how would you like
to bite into something you think is a juicy burger but turns out to be cold
slimy raw fish - with all its scales not like delicious sushi!!).
Unfortunately that person must now have a few stiches since Limby's teeth
are so sharp, otherwise the person is normally OK. Most of the world's shark
attacks are "bump and bite" attacks like this - simple mistakes.
So Limby might bite someone, but only by accident or if you pulled his tail,
a bit like a cat, I've seen him and his family several times while diving
and always just said hello as he dashed off somewhere else.
This is "Limby" he's a blacktip shark. Why's he called Limby
? His scientific name is "Carcharhinus Limbatus".
He's from the order Carcharhiniform, the biggest order of sharks, with
over 270 species in the order and a whole series of families in the order
that scientists are constantly arguing about, we're not worried about that
Name - Bob
- Pacific Angel Shark
- Squatina Californica
Size at Birth
- 16in (40cm)
- 5ft (1.5m)
Bottom living fishes
- Coastal sandy and muddy bottoms from near surface to 4,300ft (1,300m)
-Coldwater Eastern Pacific, (West Coast USA, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Peru
This is Auger the whale shark.
Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world, they are sharks and they
eat plankton, some of the smallest animals in the sea.
They can grow up to 50ft and are harmless to
This is "Bob", he's a Pacific angel shark, he's called Bob, because,
well there's a guy called angel in "buffy" and I couldn't think
of anything better as a name and "Angel" is a cooler name for
an Angel shark than "Bob" but the "buffy" guys might
sue me, so its "Bob the Angel Shark".
Bob is flattened out, he looks a little
like a ray, his pectoral fins are flattened out and his tail is long and
thin. He uses his flat shape to hide in the sand and mud on the bottom.He
waits there until a fish passes within his reach, then he bursts out and
grabs the fish.
Pacific Angel Sharks are found all along
the colder waters of North and South America.
There are 18 species of Angel sharks, also
known as monkfish and monksharks.
British reader might of heard of them as
monkfish, its sometimes sold in fish and chip shops. Don't buy monkfish
though, like most sharks they reproduce slowly and we're probably overfishing
them by fishing for them with huge commercial fishing boats.
Most of the species of Angel Sharks grow
to about 5ft (1.5m). Usually they are no trouble to people or divers, but
like most sharks Bob will bite if you try to harass him or step on him!
Bob lives anywhere from near the surface
down to 400ft or more, some species of angel sharks have been found much
deeper, down tp 4,300 feet!
Name - Auger
- Whale Shark
- Rhincodon Typus
Size at Birth
- 18in (45cm)
- 46ft (14m)
Filter feeds on plankton and small fishes
- Ocean and Coastal zones
- Worldwide in tropical & subtropical waters
humans, often coming in close inshore to reefs. Divers often seek them
out to dive with them in places like Ningaloo reef, Australia , Maldives
in the Indian ocean and the Flower Gardens off the Louisana/Texas coast.
This whale shark, Auger gets his name from some friends of SharkyJones
who work in Shell. One of the largest production platforms in the world
is the "Auger" tension leg platform, abou 80 miles off the Louisiana
coast in the Gulf of Mexico.
One day on the platform in the late 1990s some of the platform workers
saw a big whale shark feeding around the platform. They decided that the
fast rescue boat (used to rescue someone should they ever fall overboard)
could use a test so 3 of them scrambled the boat and gently came within
about 50yards of the whale shark and stopped.
Well, the whale shark curious came up to examine them, he was so curious
that he came right up to the boat and allowed one of the boatmen to scratch
his head! Some of the guys on the platform took a photo of the whaleshark.
The shark came back several times over several years, after he kept coming
back and feeding, they named him Auger! Why does Auger keep coming back
? Probably because the platforms act like like huge artificial reefs. The
structure provides a home for barnacles and corals, small fish follow and
make their home in the structure, bringing in shoals of small fish and bait
animals which hide from predators in the structures. The bigger fish then
- Sharks not shown to scale - A blacktip is much smaller compared to the whale
shark in real life. We'll show you comparative sizes later!
Predator - An animal that
hunts another animal to eat
Pounce - Ambush, jump out
Blubber - A layer of fat
that helps keep whales and sea lions warm.
Endangered Species - A species
whose total numbers are reduced to dangerously low levels. Imagine filling
a football stadium with people and that is all the people in the world, no
more anywhere else. Some animals don't even have this many! All it takes is
a small disaster or loss of the homes where they live and there would be no
more of that animal, they would become Extinct
Plankton - Small sea creatures
some animals, some plants
Production Platform - A platform
in the ocean that produces oil and ships it down a pipeline to shore.
Pacific - The World's
biggest Ocean, between Americas and Asia.
Reproduce - Make baby
Harass - Annoy
Alabama / Florida - Two of
the 50 states that make up the USA, both are in the south.
Sushi - A Japanese delicacy
of raw fish on rice, really nice! (if done properly)
Stitches - When someone has
a deep cut a doctor must sew it together with a needle and thread!
Predator - Name for any animal
that eats another animal
Prey - Name for any animal
that gets eaten by other animals
Predation - The act of animals
eating each other
Food Chain - How one animal
eats another animal which is in turn eaten. Many plants are eaten by one small
animal, many small animals are eaten by a medium animal, many medium animals
are eaten by one large animal who is the top of the food chain. We'll discuss
this more later
is "Gingly" he's a Nurse Shark. Why's he called "Gingly"
because his scientific name is "Ginglymostoma Cirratum".
No one really knows why this is their common name, though there are several
stories. He has cousins who look similar to him in the Indian Ocean, both Gingly
and his cousins live on the bottom around reefs.
He likes to sleep during the day, finding a hole in the reef, by night he
comes out to hunt for fish and especially lobsters, he uses all his senses,
his excellent night vision, his hearing, amazing sense of smell and his ability
to feel the vibrations of animals in the water through an organ down the side
of his body called the lateral line.
When he finds a fish or a lobster hiding in a hole, he gets right up to the
hole and puts his almost terminal mouth up against it. He then sucks water
powerfully into his mouth, sucking the fish right into his mouth.
Under his nose he has two small "whiskers" called "barbules",
these have taste sensors in them and help him to find food.
Nurse sharks have many rows of small teeth, made for crushing the shells
of lobsters, they are normally quite gentle sharks, you can often see them
lying under ledges or even in the open, they'll let divers get really close
However they are responsible for quite a lot of "attacks", but
they don't really attack people, what happens is that you get some diver who
left his brain in the boat, see's these sharks who don't really care about
him being close and the diver then thinks "hmmm! I'll have my photo taken
holding the shark" or "Hmm I'll pull him out of his hole by the
tail so I can have my photo taken with the shark".
Now think about a really nice friendly family dog! A tame animal! What do
you think he would do if you pulled him out of his basket by the tail while
he was asleep, then wrapped your arm round his neck hard ?
Well of course he'd turn around and bit you. So you can't really blame a
wild animal for trying to defend itself, they just don't attack humans under
any other cirmcumstances, in fact they are so nice that if handled properly
many aquariums have baby nurse sharks as touch exhibits. Check out your local
aquarium many big cities around the world have them. You might get to touch
a baby in the aquarium, but remember they can grow to 14ft (4.3m).
Terminal mouth - The mouth
is right at the end of the shark's.
Underslung mouth - The mouth
is underneath the fish's head. Most sharks have an underslung mouth.
Name - Gingly
- Ginglymostoma Cirratum
Order - Orectolobiforme
Size at Birth
- 11-12in (27-30cm)
- 14ft (4.3m) though more than 10ft (3.3m) is rare
Diet - Bottom
living animals such as lobsters, shellfish, octopi and slow fishes / sleeping
Shallow inshore reefs and mangrove swamps
- Western Atlantic from NE US (Rhode Island) to Brazil, West Africa, Eastern
pacific from Mexico to Peru.
This is "Grizzy", he's a Bluntnose sixgill shark, also known as
a cow shark.
Why is he called "Grizzy" ? Because his scientific name is "Hexanchus
Griseus", you can remember that easily since Hex is latin for 6 and he
has 6 gills (think of Hexagon, 6 sides) and Griseus, latin for Grey! Many
of my friends have names that are related to their latin names!
He is one of only 4 sharks with 6 gills on each side (more than the normal
5 gill slits), he also has only one dorsal fin, way down his back. Grizzy
lives from the surface to deepwater and I mean REALLY deepwater. They are
quite a common species, however they're not often seen except by submersibles
and in the nets of fishermen, so we really don't know that much about them,
their habits, their numbers etc. These guys grow pretty big up to nearly 16ft
(5m), they eat all sorts of things including other sharks, rays, bottom fishes,
crabs , seals. They also are scavengers, in deepwater they eat the bodies
of dead animals that have fallen to the bottom. In the BBC documentary "Blue
Planet" they show film of these guys eating the body of a dead whale.
Some of SharkyJones' human friends work a lot on Oil rigs, some of these
oil rigs like "Auger", "Ursa" and "Mars" are
big platforms in deep water around 1500-3500ft, they have their own robot
submarines (called ROVs) permanently on the platform. The guys who pilot the
ROVS see cow sharks quite regularly.
There is a great piece of film where a ROV approaches a big underwater wellhead
on the seafloor. Through the pipe, out of the well flows oil from deep, deep
underground. The oil is quite hot because its come from so deep underground,
sometimes the oil can be at around 400 F / 250 Celcius. This keeps the wellhead
warm (though not really hot).
In the film, as the ROV approaches the wellhead you can see a large sixgill
(cow) shark sleeping on the warm wellhead, the powerful lights disturb him
and he tries to swim away in a hurry, except that he's restricted by the supports
around the wellhead. Once he's gotten off the bottom and we see he's about
14ft he swims right at the ROV and gives it an angry swipe before swimming
Name - Grizzy
Bluntnose Sixgill Shark / Cow Shark
- Hexanchus Griseus
Order - Hexanchiforme
Size at Birth
- 24-28in (60-70cm)
- 16ft (4.9m)
Diet - Wide,
dead carcasses deep down, other sharks, seals, fish, crabs
Ocean shelves and slopes from surface to 200ft or deeper.
- Worldwide, coastal (on shelves) but also ocean plains in the right depth
ROV - Remotely Operated Vehicle,
a robot work submarine with cameras and arms that is used to work in deep
water without sending people down.
Oil Well - A hole drilled
deep into the ground or the seabed, steel pipe is run into the ground to keep
the hole open and smaller steel pipe lets the oil flow up to the surface.
This is "Donti", why's he called Donti and why do you start off
every new shark with "why is he called this and that ? Well that's so
you can try to remember his scientific name by remembering the character's
Actually donti belongs to a group of sharks called heterodontiforme and there
are many sharks that look like him, for example the port jackson shark from
Australia is his close cousin.
Donti's scientific name is "Heterodontus Francisci". This is also
easy to remember as he lives in California, he can be found all up and down
the Californian coast, especially around San Francisco, that's why the "Francisci"
and that's why I start each shark description off that way.
Donti is one of only a few species of sharks with horns, these horns or spines
are in front of each of its dorsal fins. The family name Heterodontus comes
from greek meaning "mixed tooth" since they have small pointed teeth
at the front of their mouths and blunt cushing teesth at the rear.
The spines help prevent them becoming a meal for Bob the angel shark who
sometimes tries to eat them, the spines make him stick in this throat so Donti
gets spit out again. Donti lives on the bottom where he hunts for sea urchins,
small fishes and crustaceans like crabs and lobsters. He often crawls along
the bottom using his big pectoral fins to "walk".
Dorsal Fin - the fins on
the shark's back.
Pectoral fins - The fins
on the bottom of the shark at the front, which would be where his arms were
if he was human.
Name - Donti
- Heterodontus Francisci
Order - Heterodontiforme
Size at Birth
- 6in (15cm)
- 4ft (1.2m)
Diet - Crabs,
lobsters, small fish, sea urchins
Among large rocks and at the bottom of kelp beds.
- Central California to Baja California
fella here is called "Munch" , he's a Mako shark, his Scientific name
is "Isurus Oxyrhincus", unfortunately Munch's name doesn't really
help you remember his scientific name.
So we brought in his girlfriend, she's also a Mako shark and her name is
"Issy" just so that you can remember her species' scientific name,
are we good or what! ;-)
So anyway, Mako sharks are related to Great whites, they are very popular
with sports anglers since they fight very hard and are the fastest shark in
the sea! They're the Speedy gonzales of sharks they can swim at up to 22miles
/hour (33km/h) in water, this is as fast as a speedboat, and leap 20ft out
of the water!.
Makos are found all over the world in tropical and temperate waters, as far
north as Canada, Scotland and even Norway (in summer) and as far south as
Argentina, Tasmania and South Africa and everywhere in between out at sea.
They travel a lot, one mako was tracked travelling 1,332 miles (2,128km) in
37 days, an Average of 37miles (58km) a day.
Name - Munch & Issy
- Isurus Oxyrhincus
Order - Lamniforme
Size at Birth
- 13ft (4m)
Diet - Fish,
sharks, squid, whales (young or sick) and sometimes dolphins
Open ocean and sometimes coastal waters up to 500ft.
- all temperate and tropical waters in the North and Southe hemispheres.
Tropical - Area of the world
around the equator, the middle and warmest bit of the earth, warm all year
Temperate - seasonal area
of the world, warm in summer, cold in winter.
Name - Pristy
- Pristiophorus Cirratus
Order - Pristiophoriforme
Size at Birth
- 4.5ft (1.4m)
Diet - Small
Continental shelf to 1000ft (300m)
- Southern Australia
This is "Pristy" he's a longnose sawshark from Australia, although
there are several species of sawshark (and sawfish which are not sharks but
rays) in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans, Pristy lives in the temperate
water of South Australia.
Pristy feeds by using the barbels (the whiskers under his nose) to detect
small fish buried in the sand, then he uses his big nose, called a rostrum
to stir up the bottom and whack the little fish, which it then eats.
Pristy is a sawshark, there are also sawfish. Sawfish are actually rays,
they have much larger pectoral fins, half the length of their bodies and gills
in the top of their heads, so sawFISH are rays that look like sharks. SawSHARKs
however have gills in the side of their heads and smaller pectoral fins, much
more like a shark.
Sawfish and sawsharks can also use their rostrums to help catch fish trying
to escape them, along the side of the rostrum (the nose remember) is a series
of teeth (actually they're not teeth but spikes made of similar stuff as your
The shark can use the "teeth" down the side to turn his rostrum
into a weapon to catch a fast moving fish, by moving his head sideways quickly
he can sideswipe a fish faster than the fish can move out of the way, it then
gets injured, he can then catch it and eat it.
Barbel - A sensing structure
many fish have like a "whisker" often contains taste sensors.
Rostrum - The nose or "bill"
of a sawfish or sawshark
This is "Squally" , he's a spiny dogfish. He's called "Squally"
as his scientific name is "Squalus Acanthias" and he's part of an
order called "squaliforme", wow does SharkyJones try to make things
easy for you or WHAT!!! ;-)
Well moving on, squally is possibly the world's most abundant shark, you
find him all over the world in cold to temperate waters. How long with his
kind be really abundant ? Who knows, because there are lots of his kind they're
fished very heavily.
Problem is that while they're fished heavily they grow slowly and don't reproduce
much. Think about rats or rabbits, they have 8 or 9 babies in a litter and
can have 100 babies in a year!
However sharks will only have between 2 to 20 sharks in a year or even every
two years, many take 14 or more years to be old enough to reproduce, the spiny
dogfish babies take 18months to two years to grow inside their mother, this
is the longest gestation period known for any shark. On the other hand spiny
dogfish can live to be as old as 70!!!
Name - Squally
- Squalus Acanthias
Order - Squaliforme
Size at Birth
- 5ft (1.5m)
Diet - Small
fishes, squid, shrimps, squid
Coastal from very shallow water to 2600ft (800m)
- Worldwide in Northern and Southern cool waters.
Gestation Period - The time
it takes a baby shark to grow inside its mother before its ready to be born.
Abundant - Means there are
lots of them.
Litter - A number of babies
being born at the same time.
Dorsal fin - The fins on
the shark's back.
has two dorsal fins with spines in front of each, spines are something only
a few sharks have today, however it was quite common in ancient sharks.
This is "Tri", his scientific name is "Triaenodon Obesus"
, he's a whitetip reef shark. He's long and thin, quite a light bodied shark,
ironic then that he should be called obesus (fat)? If you know why, please
tell me !!!
Tri and his other whitetip reef sharks are quite common sharks in the tropics
on reefs, but not in the Americas!
You can find them all through the Indian ocean, red sea and pacific throughout
the tropic zone, even around central america on the pacific side, but not
in the atlantic at all! I've dived with Tri's friends quite often in the red
They live close to shore, usually at fairly shallow depths froom 26-130ft
(8-40m). You normally find them hanging out in caves or under ledges in the
day, they don't need to keep moving to breathe. In the afternoon and evening
they will patrol up and down the reef, by night they get really active hunting
in and out of the small holes of the reef using their thin flexible bodies
to get at sleeping fish. They can get quite used to divers, sometimes coming
quite close out of curiousity, though they're almost never agressive towards
people unless you do something stupid first like try to grab them or hand
I've dived with quite a few, one memorable time I came around the corner
of a reef in El Gouna, in the Gulf of suez, Egypt, a whitetip also came around
the corner at the same time, we were face to face about 6 ft from each other.
he was a bit scared turned around fast, but then calmed down and swam along
the reef, he let me swim alongside him (he didn't zoom off) at a safe distance
for about 8 minutes. It was memorable!
Name - Tri
- Triaenodon Obesus
Order - Carcharhiniforme
Size at Birth
- 7ft (2.1m)
Diet - Fish,
squid, octopi, lobsters, crabs
shallow water reefs to max depth 1000ft (300m)
- Tropical all over EXCEPT atlantic
Well that's about it right now, Sharkyjones has a whole heap more friends,
but we'll meet more of them as time goes on and they come and join us online.
Also in the more advanced part of the site we'll see cartoons, films, videos,
stories and photos about my friends.
Just to recap here are the characters again :
Auger - Whale Shark
Bob - Pacific Angel Shark
Limby - Blacktip
Chomp - Tiger Shark
Munch - Mako Shark
- Mako Shark
Pristy - Sawshark
Crunch - Great White
Gingly - Nurse Shark
Grizzy - Sixgill Shark
Donti - Horn Shark
Squally - Spiny Dogfish
Tri - Whitetip Reef Shark
to the "What" question page.