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Sleeping White Tip Sharks and Lobsters

Most sharks must keep swimming to move water over their gills. White tips have adapted the ability to breathe without swimming. They are nocturnal, so usually sleep during the daytime. Octopuses are one of the principle prey items for White Tips. Lobsters are a principle prey item for octopus. I do not think it is a coincidence that the lobsters are also sleeping here.

Canon EOS 70D
1/100s f/6.3 at 17.0mm iso320 full exif

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Hank Vander Velde03-Mar-2014 16:08
Excellent image and info Hal.
joseantonio02-Mar-2014 16:45
Great capture and nice information about their habits.V.
Tom Munson02-Mar-2014 16:41
Great shot and commentary, Hal.