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Grey reef shark - Chibi by zavraan Grey reef shark - Chibi by zavraan
Ya all know that reef sharks are my favorite species~ But now I'm going to tell you why.

This is actually the first shark that caught my eye and inspired me to make the comic. The gracefull and strong form of this shark is beautifull. They are not actually grey. They are dark-grey-brownish. But because of the light underwater, it looks blue-grey. Their top speed is 40 klm an hour. They have 2000 pounds of bite force and are almost always in a group/pack/school. They also one of the few sharks who can get really close to humans. Divers have never gotten this close to a shark before. Many reef sharks only circle around these divers waiting for their snack tocome up on a stick. The sharks know that the food hiden in the box is more important than the divers. The divers are mostly outnumbered by a whole ton of reef sharks. But out of all the things these can do to them, they don't. This shark is also huggeble and not dangerous to humans. There are millions of people swimming in shark hunting areas and very few people are bitten. Not all sharks are perfect and their senses may not always work, so they will mistake a human for a fish.


Above all, these sharks are very close to humans and we learn more everytime we visit their world.
Reef shark, I love you. :heart:

Thank you for reading!
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theomeier Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
so cute!
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liighty Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ADORABLE I wuv reef sharks now. :3
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zavraan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you! <3
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liighty Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np
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DogTierJade Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THat is too cute :iconawwwplz:
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springheel Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Simply adorable! I love that expression; he seems to have a box of chocolates or somethinfg! (I guess he ate the flowers!)
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zavraan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
lol XD
Thanks!
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springheel Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Anytime!
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Lolliangel123 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute :love:
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so cute. he looks like a pup :). the only thing that i see that looks inaccurate is how strong a grey reef shark's bite force is. from what i've read and seen in documented experiments on bite force, grey reef sharks have a bite no stronger than 150-200 pounds, barely stronger than that of a human. bull sharks are the ones with the most impressive bites: they're bite is the one that comes close to 2000 pounds of force. great whites don't even have that strong a bite. their's is barely even half that strong.
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zavraan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
....Why is national geographic such a liar?

Seriously, when they tested it, they said: 2000 pounds Wtf? XD
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
seriously? because, i've seen bite tests done on discovery channel's Anatomy of a Shark Bite where grey reefs were shown to have 150 pounds of force. perhaps it was caribbean reef sharks. i know bulls though have the strongest bites. let's give that the benefit of the doubt until the truth is found out.
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zavraan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Naaah I'm s confused. XD
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i'll look it up if you want. i'm confused too, so i might look into it.
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skydolphinCNV95 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
ah ha, this is a cute one! :D
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Viperflame Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
This is adorable, I'm sure people will take notice
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TheOnce-HunterNF Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Awwwww that's so cuuuute!!!! <3333
Reef sharks are also my favourite species. All reefs - whitetip, blackip, grey...
All. <3
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zavraan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you! <3
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JemiDove Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so cute :D
I've learnt a couple of new stuff from the description :)
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zavraan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you! :D
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