WhyReef - Threats
Though white-tip reef sharps are eaten by larger sharks on the reef, humans are their biggest threats. People hunt them for their meat and liver. If humans kill too many, they could disappear from reefs entirely. Some people kill them because they are afraid, but white-tips aren’t dangerous to humans; they’re just curious about their human visitors, such as reef-divers and spearfishers. White-tips don’t like to eat us, only fish!
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- Shedd Aquarium. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.sheddaquarium.org, version (08/2009). http://www.sheddaquarium.org/sea/fact_sheets.cfm?id=69
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