Sharks live in every ocean in the world. However, research has shown that up to 70% of oceans are free of sharks.

Sharks are not territorial like most animals are, so they frequently change their habitat. Like other fish, females do not stay to take care of eggs or the newborns. Young sharks are ready to take care of themselves from the very moment they born.

Sharks have succeeded for 420-450 million years because they are excellent adapting to changing environments. Therefore they can change their living area in search of food quickly. Regardless sharks are cold blooded, they live either in warm, temperate and cold waters. Some species live mainly in cold waters, while some others prefer warmer waters.


One thing is for sure; sharks migrate to find new sources of food and they can travel up to hundreds of miles to do that.

Most species of sharks live in the oceans. However, some of them are known to dwell in bodies of freshwater, like the bull shark which travels up to 4,000 Km up the Amazon River.

Sometimes, sharks reach freshwater bodies; this could be the result of the destruction of their habitat by human activities. Either pollution or any other destructive human activity, have provoked that the quick adapting sharks look for food in unusual places.

Specifically, the white shark lives along the U.S. west coast.

The Mako shark habitat is from the US-Mexico border to Washington.

The blue shark habitat is from the west coast of Mexico to Canada.
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