Unmistakable, assertive and inquisitive, Gape is a unique and impressive female Bull Shark frequenting the Shark Reef Marine Reserve. Because of her dynamic personality and feel-good appearance, Gape is a Shark Star.
Gape was named for her permanently agape and hare-lipped mouth, as her lower lip is split by a vertical gash. This feature makes her so loveable because she has the appearance of sporting a perpetual smile.
Gape has been visiting SRMR since October of 2010 and is a large, mature shark close to 3m and approx. 25-30 years of age.
Gape will boldly approach divers, and with her disarming 'smile' she has both intimidated and thrilled them.
Gape belongs to a tribe of specialized hand feeding Bull Sharks where her highly assertive behavior demands enhanced vigilance by the feeders.
What Is Included
Gape comes with the Virtual Adoption Pack
A Welcome Letter
Official, personalised Fijian Shark Adoption Certificate
Photo of Your Shark
Personality Card of Your Shark with exclusive details by the Fijian divers and researchers who know Your Shark individually