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Observing Lemon Sharks

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shark-pool Lemon sharks live in groups and according to Wikipedia is "due to an active desire to be social rather than a simple attraction to the same limited resources." 

Lemon sharks are known to return each year to familiar breeding sites. Lemon sharks are "viviparous", in that the females give birth to a live pup rather than lay eggs, as other shark species do.  Newborn lemon shark pups can mature safely in the mangroves along the shallow shores, where they will return in the future to breed.  Young lemon sharks will remain in the nursery area for several years before venturing away from shore.

Found all along the western shore of the Atlantic Ocean as well as the western coast of Africa, lemon sharks feed at night and seek out fish like parrotfish and other medium-sized prey.

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While lemon sharks in some cultures are prized for their meat and skin leather, there is great concern of declining populations due to over-fishing.

Lemon sharks are not considered a threat to humans, as no fatality has ever been reported. Watch these amazing creatures from the decks of many of Windspree's vacation rental villas!


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