Bull Shark Dives - Playa del Carmen | About Bull Sharks
The past couple of years, sharks have gone from being one of the most misunderstood creatures in our oceans to one of the most fascinating. Thanks to new technology and the ability to dive with these creatures, we have been able to gather information about them.
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In the Riviera Maya these sharks are being slaughtered to make "Shark Fin Soup" Their population has decreased by 50% in the last ten years.
Wild animals must be treated with respect and caution.
DIVE WITH BULL SHARKS RIVIERA MAYA MEXICO
About Bull Sharks – Dive in with these beautiful creatures
The past couple of years, sharks have gone from being one of the most misunderstood creatures in our oceans to one of the most fascinating. Thanks to new technology and the ability to dive with these creatures, we have been able to gather information about them. Research has increased our knowledge about them and helped us to better understand their behaviour. Now most of the killer-shark movies are forgotten and video channels air beautiful movies about the interaction between sharks and divers.
Shark conservation has been in the media for the last few years and people are finally appreciating these beautiful creatures. Bull sharks have been ranked as one of the most dangerous sharks. They are known for being unpredictable and aggressive. However, they are very unlikely to be dangerous to divers unless provoked. In low-visibility conditions they can mistake what they are biting into. Another reason they tend to be more dangerous to humans is that they stay closer to the shore.
“Shark conservation has been in the media for the last few years and people are finally appreciating these beautiful creatures.”
Their size generally ranges from one meter (at birth) to 3.5 meters in length when fully mature. An adult shark can weigh more than 300 kilos and can appear heavier and more bully-like than most other sharks.
Bull sharks are commonly found worldwide in warm, shallow waters along coasts and in rivers. They can live in fresh water as well as salt water and have been known to swim quite a distance upstream along many rivers, for example in Australia. Bull sharks are not true freshwater sharks, despite their ability to survive in freshwater habitats.
These massive sharks are also known by different names in different parts of the world. In the Riviera Maya they are called bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) but they are also known as the Zambezi shark in Africa and Nicaragua shark in Nicaragua.