The Zebra Shark

Illustration by Iris de Moüy

“Dear Zebra Shark,

I miss zigzagging through the tropical waters with you just like old times.

With love from your friend,



The Zebra Shark is a large, distinctive shark that lives in shallow coral reef habitats in tropical waters where they can wriggle into narrow crevices and caves in search of small fish, snails, sea urchins, crabs and other small invertebrates that hide out there. Even though they may not look as ferocious as their toothy relatives, the Zebra Shark’s body is perfectly adapted for snatching up prey. Adult Zebra Sharks are non-aggressive, and have few predators other than larger shark species that may be lucky enough to catch one in its jaws.

Text sourced from Oceana, an Ocean Friend organisation dedicated to preserving and restoring the world's oceans.

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