Shark Species

Shark Species

Main Shark Species Index

  • Great White SharkFacts about the great white shark. The great white shark is one of the most feared sharks in the world.
  • Tiger SharkTiger sharks have been recorded with the most attacks on humans only behind the great white.
  • Whale SharkThe whale shark is the biggest of all shark species. Adults are at least 25 feet long and they can be up to 45 feet in length.
  • Bull SharkThe bull shark is classified as number three on the list of most dangerous sharks in the world when it comes to attacks on humans.
  • Hammerhead SharkThe shape of their head allows them to be able to find prey easier. Since their eyes are set apart they can see what is going on in various directions better than other species of sharks.
  • Goblin SharkGoblin sharks aren’t often seen and so some people believe they are very low in numbers. Yet they aren’t on protective lists as it isn’t known for sure.
  • Mako SharkThe mako shark is found all over the world. They are very diverse and so you will find some that live in warm waters while others live in colder temperatures
  • Blue SharkBlue sharks are found in very deep waters. They prefer cooler water though so they are often found in sub tropical areas where it doesn’t get too warm.
  • Lemon SharkThe lemon shark is mainly found in the gulf of mexico and the shouthern coast of the United States. This shark is yellow in color which is where the name derives from. They mainly stay close to the surface of the water.
  • Basking SharkThe basking shark gets its name due to being slow moving and enjoying time basking in the sun. It is strange to researchers to see such a large shark so close to the surface though.
  • Megamouth SharkThe megamouth shark is considered to be one of the most rare forms of sharks out there. They aren’t often seen by people and that can lead one to wonder if they have decent numbers or not.
  • Prehistoric SharksLong before dinosaurs walked the Earth, sharks were in the oceans. Their legacy has been traced back at least 450 million years which is quite amazing.
  • Shark Infographic!

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