Leopard shark - Leopard Shark

However, there was an incident in Trinidad Bay, California in 1955 where one attacked a diver with a nosebleed.

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Species Profile: The Leopard Shark

These beautiful, docile creatures are not dangerous at all.

These schools are apparently nomadic, often appearing suddenly in an area for a few hours and then vanishing just as quickly.

The leopard shark captures prey by expanding its to create a suction force, which is facilitated by its swinging forward to form the mouth into a tube.

Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan.

Bamboo Sharks are so docile, they have been noted to let divers stroke and pet them.

Description: Leopard sharks have triangle-shaped fins, with two unique dorsal fins and a long slender tail.

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife closely manages the leopard shark fishery within state waters.
The second dorsal fin is pointed and about three-quarters the size of the first dorsal fin.
The spots and saddles that give them their common name camouflage these sharks as they swim along the ocean floor.

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    Leopard sharks are a small species native only to the Pacific coast of the United States and Mexico. Most individuals only grow to about four or five feet long. Their name comes from the large spots the cross their back and sides.
    By: BluePantera|||||||||
    Accordingly, the leopard shark is typically found in shallow enclosed muddy bays - usually entering as the tide rises and departing as the tide retreats. The species favors sand flats, mud flats, and rocky bottom areas near reef sites and kelp beds. Population Global: No data
    By: bigchinchilla|||||||||
    Leopard sharks can be fairly large, growing 4 to 7 feet (1.2 to 2 meters) on average, with females being slightly larger. They are long and thin, which is helpful when you live in large, nomadic schools. They have flattened heads with short, round snouts. It's alive!
    By: darthva|||||||||
    Known for its distinctive dark spots and saddle type markings, the Leopard Shark (Triakis semifasciata) is known to live up to 30 years, taking more than a decade to reach maturity. They generally only grow to about 4 or 5 feet (in rare occasions they can reach 6ft) and the heaviest ever recorded weighed in at 40lbs.
    By: CokeLaHoma|||||||||
    Because leopard shark has mercury and PCB's, it is generally recommended to eat at most one serving per week. Refer to OEHHA for regional recommendations. [3] Although not toxic, sharks can develop an ammonia smell and taste if handled improperly--to avoid this, gut and bleed the shark immediately after catching and put on ice. [2,8]
    By: Dania-omar||||||||| - 2022
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