Sharks are largely misunderstood creatures. With movies like Jaws giving these guys a bad name, many fear these amazing creatures. But with over 375 species of sharks found across the globe, only a handful of these species show aggressive behaviour towards humans.
This week our Eco-Host Shelly onboard Thrilla got to hang out with a resident Whitetip Reef Shark at a snorkel location on Hook Island. This awesome encounter becomes even more incredible when you know a bit about these animals. Sharks have been around for over 400 million years, that’s more than a hundred times longer than humans! They saw the rise and fall of the dinosaurs and to this day remain one of our planets apex predators.