"Even Sharks Need Some Pampering"
Maestro's Notes: This beautiful footage was filmed on location at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia with Ningaloo Marine Interactions @ningaloomarineinteractions courtesy of Marine Scientist, Passionate Marine Conservationist, Aerial Landscape and Underwater Photographer, Alex Kydd @alexkyddphoto - Here is a little clip of some slo mo shark footage from today. Grey reef sharks visiting a cleaning station on the Ningaloo Reef. On tour with @ningaloomarineinteractions
Music: Stalgia - Euphoria .
Filmed with my new @paralenz camera.
The grey reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos, sometimes misspelled amblyrhynchus or amblyrhinchos) is a species of requiem shark, in the Family Carcharhinidae. One of the most common reef sharks in the Indo-Pacific, it is found as far east as Easter Island and as far west as South Africa. This species is most often seen in shallow water near the drop-offs of coral reefs. The grey reef shark has the typical "reef shark" shape, with a broad, round snout and large eyes. This species can be distinguished from similar species by the plain or white-tipped first dorsal fin, the dark tips on the other fins, the broad, black rear margin on the tail fin, and the lack of a ridge between the dorsal fins. Most individuals are less than 1.9 m (6.2 ft) long.
Although still abundant at Cocos Island and other relatively pristine sites, grey reef sharks are susceptible to localized depletion due to their slow reproductive rate, specific habitat requirements, and tendency to stay within a certain area. The IUCN has assessed the grey reef shark as Near Threatened; this shark is taken by multispecies fisheries in many parts of its range and used for various products such as shark fin soup and fishmeal. Another threat is the continuing degradation of coral reefs from human development.
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