Sharks, Sharks and More Sharks

Coming across a healthy population of sharks is a relatively rare event these days, which is why it was so nice to dive among hundreds, perhaps thousands of them yesterday:

grey reef sharks, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos
It's nice to see so many sharks...alive.

They were mostly grey reef sharks (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos), but there were silvertips (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) in the mix, and blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) in the shallows as well.

I even saw a large blackfin reef shark (Carcharhinus limbatus), only the second I’ve ever come across.

grey reef shark silhouette, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos
Squadron of sharks overhead

I just hope these sharks and their kin survive the onslaught of ignorant, insecure, indifferent people in Asia who seem hell-bent on exterminating them for their fins.