Monday, 16 January 2012

Western Wobbegong Shark

This shot shows the more dangerous end of a Western Wobbegong Shark while it is sitting, nicely hidden under an overhanging reef. The growths around the mouth are used to entice fish to come close enough to be taken for food. The Wobbegong can be dangerous if molested, their teeth being needle shaped and they tend to hang on when they bite. They are also very supple and can bite a hand which is holding their tail - although I don't know why you would try!!