Blacktip Shark


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Probable Blacktip Shark, Carcharhinus limbatus: Craige Harvey of El Centro fished at Puertecitos, Baja California, Mexico with Erik McElvany on McElvany's 22-foot boat, Ronda B, and got broken off 5 times on 60-pound line and 80-pound wire before they landed this 80-pound shark, August 2003. Photo courtesy Craige Harvey. (Tentatively identified as a Blacktip Shark by Fats Maloy: "There is a fishery for the species in the gulf, where they are somewhat common, and reputed to be tough fighters." Photo courtesy of Craige Harvey.

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