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Bonaire Nature & Nature Organizations: Black Tip Shark
Bonaire Talk: Bonaire Nature & Nature Organizations: Fish and Sealife of Bonaire: Black Tip Shark
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By scott and sharon barlass (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #265) on Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 9:46 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

We've been watching the black tip sharks on the west coast (small only about 1 meter) for the last few months.

Today, I was diving SABEDECO pier and spent about 30 mintues with a single black tip. It took me a long time, but I was able to work up to about 2 meters from the shark.

Unfortunately I was able to observe that it had swallowed a fish hook and had about .25 meters of line from it's mouth. It seemed heathly and alert, but did not close it's mouth the entire time I observed it.

Shark will likely not live...fisherman won't eat this shark, and many who have enjoyed seeing it will no longer have it for company...wish fishing was only in deep waters...not on the reef.



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