Although they are from the same shark family, there is a difference between blacktip sharks and blacktip reef sharks. With slight physical similarities, the blacktip reef shark is the smaller one of the two and prefers to live in more shallow waters amongst the reef.
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Blacktip reef sharks are often found in shallow coastlines and island waters in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. They can be found as far north as the Mediterranean Sea and as far south as Australia.
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The blacktip reef shark prefers to eat various reef fish, but will also eat other oceanic animals such as crabs, lobsters, octopus, and mollusks.
BLACKTIP REEF SHARKS ARE SOCIAL
Blacktip reef sharks are a somewhat social species that take part in a few different group behaviors. Small groups of sharks will often band together to hunt down schools of fish, as well as grouping together to protect themselves against larger sharks.