Video: Rare North Carolina encounter with Caribbean reef sharks

Mike Gerken recently added the above video to his EvolutionUnderwater, which features footage of what the video description identifies as multiple Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) at the wreck of the “Papoose” about 30 miles off the coast of Morehead City, NC. While the wrecks in this area are well-known for their sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus) populations, it is considered rare for Caribbean reef sharks to be as far north as the waters off of North Carolina.

Kudos to Mike for capturing this encounter on video. For more information check out Mike’s Evolution Underwater website and Evolution Underwater blog

One comment

  1. Mike Gerken says:

    It has been determined that the sharks in the said video are most probably Dusky’s which would make much more sense than Reef Sharks since NC is within a Dusky’s range of habitat.

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