A tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier), peers inquisitively into my dome port during the Wetpixel Tiger Sharks Expedition with Epic Diving. This amazing creature is equipped with an array of sensors in his nose, which can be seen in the image as the structures that look like pores. Included amongst these are the Ampullae of Lorenzini, which are electrical receptors, probably capable of picking up the electrical nerve impulses which make my heart beat.
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Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, Cartilaginous Fishes: Chondrichthyes, DIVE SITES, Epic Diving, Fishes, Grand Bahama, Ground Sharks: Carcharhiniformes, Hanlon-Photography, LOCATIONS, Marine Life, Requiem Sharks: Carcharhindidae, Sharks, Tiger Beach, Wetpixel, Wetpixel Tiger Sharks 2015, tiger shark: Galeocerdo cuvier, trips, tropical, underwater, www.hanlon-photography.com, ©Adam Hanlon 2015
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