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The oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) is unmistakable due to its enlarged first dorsal fin and long, paddle-shaped pectoral fins with mottled white tips. These sharks are usually found far offshore, from the surface to depths of 500’. They can sometimes be encountered by divers in open water, and are considered potentially dangerous. They grow up to 13’ and will eat just about anything that they can catch, including a variety of fishes, squid, whale carcasses, turtles, sea birds, and garbage disposed of at sea. They are aggressive and will dominate other shark species that are competing for food.