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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Where Sharks And Swimmers Co-Exist

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Discovery Channel's Shark Week describes ten places around the world where sharks can be readily seen and are always around.

1. Cocos Island in Costa Rica with loads of hammerheads and whitetip reef sharks.
2. Isla Mujeres in Mexico with pods of giant plankton-feeding whale sharks.
3. Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia with all kinds of blacktip reef sharks and wobbegongs.
4. KwaZulu-Natal coast in South Africa with a plethora of Great White Sharks, tiger sharks and bull sharks, locally known as Zambezi sharks, and copper sharks
5. Galapagos Islands in Ecuador with frequently-seen scalloped hammerheads.
6. Palau Shark Sanctuary in Palau with the world's first shark sanctuary.
7. Guadalupe Island in Mexico with easy-to-photograph Great White Sharks.
8. Outer Banks in North Carolina with dozens of sand tiger sharks around a high number of shipwrecks.
9. The Bahamas is shark central with Caribbean reef sharks to tiger sharks.
10. Channel Islands in California with blue sharks, horn sharks and the Pacific angel sharks.

Additionally, there is also the Farallon Islands off the coast of San Francisco with its menacing Great White Sharks and Yonaguni Island in Okinawa, Japan with its massive schools of hammerheads where swimmers are gradually heading offshore to see.

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