Sharks under restaurant jetty

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This footage was taken in Moorea, French Polynesia. Moorea island is probably one of the most beautiful islands in the world, with jagged tall mountain peaks, tropical rainforest, and turquoise shallows. It is a true island paradise. Moorea is a part of French Polynesia, one of the Society Islands. It is the closest island to Tahiti, about 17 kilometres (11 miles) of a short ferry ride from the capital city and the international airport. Island's unique beauty make it one of the honeymoon hotspots in the world. The island also offers a range of good restaurants, thanks to its French connection. The restaurants are waterfront and some are partially or entirely built over water, on stilts. Food waste is thrown in water and fish, large and small congregate at the locations. They patiently cruise around waiting for their chance, also providing dinner time entertainment for the customers. Polynesians respect and protect sharks. There is no barbaric shark finning allowed in Polynesian waters. That is why sharks are abundant and they are present everywhere. It is a sign of healthy marine biology in the area. Most shark species are harmless to people and are needed for biological balance. You can see in the footage that many types of fish co-exist with the reef sharks.

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