Fancy swimming amid a school of hammerhead sharks?
From November to May hundreds of sharks teem in the waters around Yonaguni Island. Attacks on humans by hammerhead sharks are almost unheard of - instead they prefer to hunt stingray, which they pin to the ocean floor with their huge rectangular heads. An amazing spectacle!
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Wildlife boat cruises
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Steller's sea eagles
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Blakiston's fish owl
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