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Horn Shark meandering through kelp forest_01

Horn Shark meandering through kelp forest_01

The Horn Shark gets its name from the white spine “horn” at the front of both dorsal fins, which it uses for protection. These California horn sharks are a docile, solitary species with broad, strong fins used to maneuver over the ocean bottom in search of prey, such as sea urchins and crabs. Camouflaged with dark brown spots, they are found resting in kelp beds, sandy draws between rocks, on sand flats, in deep crevices and small caves. 


  • Extinction Risk: Data deficient (Data inadequate to determine a threat category)
  • Scientific Name: Heterodontus francisci
  • Resolution:  4K 3840 x 2160

    Frame Rate:  23.98 fps

    Bitrate:  ≈150 Mbps

    File Type:  MP4

    Codec:  H.264