Sharks hold a great fascination for all, even though some people have a misguided fear of them. Daydream has a range of shark species on display in its Living Reef lagoons including, Brown banded Bamboo Sharks, a Sickle Fin Lemon Shark, Black-tip Reef Sharks and Epaulette Sharks. Daydream has four…

Daydream’s Black Tip Reef Sharks

Sharks hold a great fascination for all, even though some people have a misguided fear of them.

Daydream has a range of shark species on display in its Living Reef lagoons including, Brown banded Bamboo Sharks, a Sickle Fin Lemon Shark, Black-tip Reef Sharks and Epaulette Sharks.

Daydream has four black tip reef sharks. Two black-tip pups were born in the lagoons in 2010 in what was the first known case of this species being born in an open air aquarium like Daydream’s Living Reef lagoons.

Daydream’s Marine Biologist John Gaskell says that the black-tips are native to the region and are one of the iconic shark species to tropical reefs.

“They are an important predator and play a vital role in many coastal ecosystems. They often go into the shallower waters on the reefs and pick off unhealthy fish,” Mr Gaskell said.

“Our guests love looking at them swim throughout the lagoons. Black-tips are effective hunters and often seen schooling in numbers in shallow bays and out on the Great Barrier Reef.”

Daydream Island’s living Reef comprises two large lagoons with over 80 varieties of coral and more than 140 species of fish including sharks, stingrays, giant barramundi and many tropical marine fish including the much loved clownfish.

The fringing coral reef around the island also provides some of the best snorkelling in the region with a rich diversity of marine life.

There’s no other island quite like Daydream, on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. With a fringing reef a mere flipper’s kick from the beach and a Living Reef on the island itself, it’s an incredible place to not only live and learn about one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, but to experience it first hand.

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