Nothing spectacular here, just a fun and unexpected encounter with a large group of baby great white sharks.
Oops, I mean leopard sharks. :)
Wolf Bear and Skyler decided to share a little info about these sharks, even if they aren't great whites.
Active-swimming predators, groups of leopard sharks often follow the tide onto intertidal mudflats to forage for food, mainly clams, spoon worms, crabs, shrimp, bony fish, and fish eggs.
The leopard shark occurs in the Northeastern Pacific Ocean, from the temperate continental waters of Coos Bay, Oregon to the tropical waters of Mazatlán, Mexico, including the Gulf of California. It favors muddy or sandy flats within enclosed bays and estuaries, and may also be encountered near kelp beds and rocky reefs, or along the open coast.
There are a few sharks that use the word "leopard" in their title. The leopard shark featured in this video is found on the Pacific coast of North America.
zebra / leopard (Stegostoma fasciatum) Australia / Asia
leopard catfish (Poroderma pantherinum) South Africa
leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata) Pacific North America
Footage shot by Skyler Thomas for White Shark Video unless otherwise stated. Stock footage licensing is available at www.whitesharkvideo.com/footage
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Skyler Thomas is the primary blog contributor, cinematographer, and lead editor at White Shark Video.