Range and habitat: The black tip reef shark is native to shallow
coral reef areas in the Red Sea and the Indo-Pacific region.
Natural diet: They primarily eat fish, but they are known to
eat squid and other large marine invertebrates.
Size / weight range: Black tip reef sharks grow to 7 feet and
Interesting facts: As with most sharks, the black tip reef
shark is at risk from global fisheries. They can be caught as a by-catch
in large nets, or specifically targeted for their fins (which are used
in shark fin soup – a very wasteful practice). These sharks give live
birth to their young, as opposed to laying eggs.