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Tope Shark

Tope Shark (School Shark) Galeorhinus galeus

This slender and elegant shark species is often found close to shore all around our coasts and can grow up to 6 feet long. They feed on a variety of fish species but will also take crustaceans or cephalopods if the opportunity arises. Tagging studies have shown that Tope can travel huge distances. Image: Clinton Duffy (iNaturalist).

Find out more: Suffolk Wildlife Trust, iNaturalist, Marine Life Information Centre