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Facts about Blacktip Shark
The blacktip shark gets its name from its distinctive black markings on the tips of its fins. Blacktip sharks are in tropical to subtropical coastal, shelf, and island waters. The blacktip shark inhabits inshore and offshore waters, but is not a truly pelagic species. They are often seen nearshore around river mouths, bays, mangrove swamps, and in other estuaries, though they do not penetrate far into freshwater. They can be found offshore and over deep waters near coral reef dropoffs, but primarily stay in the upper 100 feet (30 m) of the water column.
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