Caribbean Reef Sharks Draft #1

This discussion topic submitted by Andrea Knoch ( at 8:07 pm on 3/26/00. Additions were last made on Wednesday, April 5, 2000.

Researching the Caribbean reef shark, carcharhinus perezi, became an interest to me once I saw its picture. It has a long slick body to look fast and aggressive. Many people automatically think of sharks as man eaters from watching the movie Jaws, but what many do not understand is that sharks, Caribbean reef sharks in particular, are nothing like that - as long as people respect their space. I plan to inform my fellow students about the Caribbean reef shark's fossil records, life histories, ecology, and human interaction.

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