Oceanic Whitetip Shark Tooth


Framed, 11″ x 14″, pen and ink study of an oceanic whitetip shark tooth.

25% of profits from this sale go to the National Aquarium.


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About the Oceanic Whitetip Shark

The oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) is a large pelagic requiem shark inhabiting tropical and warm temperate seas. Its stocky body is most notable for its long, white-tipped, rounded fins. This slow-moving but aggressive fish dominates feeding frenzies, and is a danger to shipwreck or air crash survivors. Recent studies show steeply declining populations because its large fins are highly valued as the chief ingredient of shark fin soup, and as with other shark species, the whitetip faces mounting fishing pressure throughout its range.
Photo: Thomas Ehrensperger

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 12 × 2 in