TG0888-D. Oceanic Whitetip Shark (Carcharhinus longimanus), view from above as it swims away. The tail fin is heterocercal- long lobe on top, short lobe on bottom- which is common in pelagic fish as it provides powerful and efficient propulsion for animals always on the move. This species is named for its long pectoral fins, which help generate lift and impart great maneuverability. Egypt, Red Sea.<br />
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Oceanic White Tip Shark swims away
TG0888-D. Oceanic Whitetip Shark (Carcharhinus longimanus), view from above as it swims away. The tail fin is heterocercal- long lobe on top, short lobe on bottom- which is common in pelagic fish as it provides powerful and efficient propulsion for animals always on the move. This species is named for its long pectoral fins, which help generate lift and impart great maneuverability. Egypt, Red Sea.
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