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My Top 6 Favourite Types Of Shark

Submitted by solomon on Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:56
Image of shark from below
Pic: Flickr Creative Commons / Malkusch Markus

1. Hammerhead Shark

The hammerhead shark is so named because of its flat and extended head. It can be found all over the world along coastlines in warm waters. Its size varies from 0.9 – 6.0m, depending on the age of the shark.

2. Pygmy Shark

The pygmy shark has always been one of my favourite sharks due to its small size. The pygmy shark is also the second smallest shark species with lengths of 25 centimetres for females and 20 centimetres for males.

3. Tiger Shark

The tiger shark, sometimes known as the “sea tiger”, is a large nocturnal carnivore, which has been known to eat fish, seals, birds, squids, turtles, and dolphins. The tiger shark is an apex predator, living at the top of the food chain in the sea. The tiger shark can often be found around Pacific islands and in tropical waters, growing up to and over 5 metres long. It is also known for being more aggressive, second only to the great white shark in frequency of attacks on humans.

4. Blue shark

The blue shark can often be found in deep waters in cool, tropical oceans. It is known to grow to anywhere between 1.8m to 2.8m if it is male, and between 2.2m to 3.3m for females, but larger specimens have been found above 3.8m. Blue sharks can move swiftly through the water despite being easily fatigued.

5. Sand shark

The sand shark goes by many names including the sand tiger shark, the grey nurse shark, and the ragged-toothed shark. The sand shark can grow up to 3.2m long. Its body is typically brown with darker tones on the top, and it usually lives near shorelines.

6. Angel shark

The angel shark is known because of its flat fins and body, making it look like a ray. It can grow up to 1.5m. Angel sharks often live in shallow waters but a few live in deeper waters that can descend down to 4,300ft.

By Luke