Scalloped hammerheads (Sphyrna lewini), duskies, silkies, tiger sharks, nurse sharks, and whale sharks (Rhincodon typus
) have all been seen in the sanctuary. We haven't yet captured video footage of them all, but we're trying.
This video shows scalloped hammerheads as they school above the reefs in winter, individual carcharinid sharks swimming above the reef, day and night, and huge, but graceful, whale sharks gliding by the camera lens. These animals are amazing! (1:30)
To learn more about whale sharks, in particular, visit our Whale Shark Connections page.
Credit: FGBNMS/Hickerson, Schmahl, Weaver