Caption: Single female grey reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) pursued by a gang of males. Only the females are resident on the reefs year round, and have preferences for certain sites. The males disappear for long periods either to deeper colder water or off-shore. When the females become receptive, usually all around the same time, huge numbers of males suddenly appear and chase down the females before biting hold of their pectoral fins and mating. The females are left bitten and scarred, and pregnant. Filmed in Palau.

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Grey reef shark courtship chase

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Duration: 00:00:29.08

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 24

Audio: No

Format: QuickTime, Photo JPEG 100%, progressive scan, square pixels

File size: 747.8M


Capture format: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Frame size: 3840x2160

Codec: Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)

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