The clip showed an oceanic whitetip shark
approaching the group of divers and suddenly biting onto the leg of one of them.
Caption: Oceanic whitetip shark
with distinctive paddle-shaped pecs is a long-ranger sometimes encountered by offshore anglers.
These would include Hammerheads, blacktips, sand tiger sharks and the Oceanic Whitetip shark
Sharks and rays protected under the Wildlife Act are white shark, basking shark, smalltooth sand tiger (deepwater nurse shark), whale shark, oceanic whitetip shark
, giant manta ray and spinetailed devil ray (Japanese devil ray).
Mako shark (genus Isurus), oceanic whitetip shark
In cases of importation of shark species enumerated in CITES, namely sawfish (Pristidae spp), whale shark (Rhincodon typus), great hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran), scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini), smooth hammerhead (Sphyrna zygaena), oceanic whitetip shark
(Carcharinus longimanus), porbeagle (lamna nasus), basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus), great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), and manta rays (Manta spp), an export or re-export certificate from the administrative authority in the exporting country and an import valid certificate issued by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment must be secured.
The oceanic whitetip shark
(Carcharhinus longimanus) is a pelagic predator threatened across the tropical oceans of the world (Bonfil et al., 2008).
The Oceanic whitetip shark
is ranked among the top dangerous sharks in the world.
These include the shark species commonly known as the gray reef shark, oceanic whitetip shark
, blacktip reef shark, tiger shark, whitetip reef shark, tawny nurse shark, great white shark, whale shark, scalloped hammerhead shark, great hammerhead shark, smooth hammerhead shark, and leopard shark.
This decision applies to the Oceanic whitetip shark
, to three species of hammerhead sharks (scalloped, great and smooth) and to porbeagle sharks, now listed in CITES Appendix II, which lays down strict trade regulation to prevent overexploitation of the species listed.
A decision to restrict exports in the oceanic whitetip shark
, the porbeagle, three types of hammerheads and the manta ray won final approval by the 178-member Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
An oceanic whitetip shark
is believed to have injured three Russians and one Ukrainian swimming in the Red Sea in separate incidents on Tuesday and Wednesday.