Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Baby Angel Sharks!

Click for stunning detail!

Super cute!

These are critically endangered Angel Sharks.
If you peruse the link (and you should!), you will discover that they were once ubiquitous but are now extremely rare to locally extinct throughout most of their historical range, with the possible exception of the Canary Islands - and that is precisely where Michael J. Sealey has taken these stunning pictures. Michael reports,
As there is no bottom trawling we have nice population. 
When the water gets cold (17-18ÂșC) they come up to shallow waters to mate and give birth. Then they go back down into the deep for the rest of the year, but in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura they are frequent all year round.
Add this to El Monstruo, and the place is certainly worth a visit!

Great job Michael - and best of luck to the little fellas!

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