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Sharks in the Dominican Republic, are there any sharks in the Dominican Republic

What do we know about sharks? The shark is the perfect predator on earth: it is constantly in motion, because it has no swim bladder, sharks have no bones – the skeleton consists entirely of cartilage soup with shark fin helps in the healing of cancer. However, most of tortov question – are there any sharks there, where are they going to go? In this post you will learn about whether there are sharks in the Dominican Republic? If so, what types? How much they are safe for humans?

Barrier reef

The Dominican Republic is surrounded on all sides by the barrier reef, which is a natural pregradni for sharks. In addition, for the sharks, which are dangerous for man, in the Dominican Republic too warm water . Shark is a rather large predator . their main diet consists of marine mammals . sea lions, walruses, seals and dolphins. In the Dominican Republic can be seen except the dolphins, and not often. So in addition to not comfortable, warm water, big sharks there is just nothing to eat 🙁

However, to think that off the coast of the Dominican Republic there are no sharks at least – naive . Sharks are definitely there. Of course, to see them, you need to go far out to sea . Very true, if You want to see a shark is more likely to be located in the Caribbean sea than in atlanticocean. However, to meet the sharks and the Atlantic coast. An example would be the recent case in the coastal town of Bavaro . There the fishermen killed a blue shark. which came to spawn. Before his death, the shark managed to give birth to several cubs. Despite the fact that potentially this species is considered dangerous to humans . officially no case of assault was registered. The main diet of this species consists of fish, mussels and wastes. By the way, the average length of blue shark is 3 meters. Today this species is considered endangered and listed in the red book. Off the coast of the Dominican Republic a lot of plankton, for this reason, once a year (February-March) here can be seen one of the largest animals on earth – Humpbacks . However, not only whales like to eat plankton. Plankton is also a favorite delicacy of the biggest fish on earth – the whale shark . The whale shark is absolutely safe for humans. Throat whale shark has very small size, only 10 cm . In addition to whale shark off the coast of the Dominican Republic are another very rare species of sharks that feed on plankton – mouthed shark. In addition to these sharks in the Dominican Republic can be street the shark-nurse . Caribbean reef shark (live in the Caribbean, the average size is 1.5 metres, inhabits a depth of 40 meters).

Thus, it appears that sharks in the Dominican Republic are for people no danger. So it is safe to swim and relax.

Bienvenido a la Republica Dominicana!

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