Sighting Detail

ID#1374
ByTanya Houppermans (Blue Elements Imaging via Undersea Hunter Group)
DateWednesday 02 September 2015
Verified
SpeciesWhitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus)
Quantityx2
Sexunknown
Length1m
TypeDiving/Snorkelling
ConfidenceCertain
ConditionsCalm
VisibilityExcellent
Depth25m
Seen FromNone
LocationCocos Island, Costa Rica:  5.53167, -87.064, Pacific Ocean
Notes

This was one of the few images I could capture of whitetip reef sharks during the day over 7 days of diving at Cocos Island. The whitetips were plentiful, but were somewhat skittish, and often didn't allow me to get close enough for a good picture. This was in stark contrast to their behavior during their nightly feedings, where the whitetips would often bump into us as they were searching for food.