The Silky Shark is a widely distributed but heavily fished shark known for following schools of tuna fish around. But this habit makes it prone to getting caught as bycatch. Read on to know more facts about this shark.
When a new shark species was discovered off the Coast of Central America in 2015, it was quickly named Ninja Lanternshark for obvious reasons. This stealthy fish is pitch black, blends with the dark and glows too. There isn’t much detail about this shark just yet, but read on to learn what we do know so far.
The Goblin shark is a rarely seen, deep-sea shark that was discovered at the end of the 19th century. Sometimes called a “living fossil”, it is the only existing member of the family Mitsukurinidae.
The Port Jackson shark is one of the shark species that don’t have to keep moving to breathe. Also, it has a unique method of getting rid of unwanted stomach contents: it just turns its stomach inside out and spits the object in question out of its mouth.
The Bronze Whaler shark is a large and powerful shark that is hard to distinguish from other requiem sharks thereby making it a candidate for mistaken identity. It’s also known for attacking spear fishers for their catch.
As its name suggests, the Spinner Shark is known for the spectacular spinning leaps it makes. Unfortunately, it’s now threatened from many angles especially by commercial fisheries and sports fishermen.
Have you ever wondered how the hammerhead shark got its name? What about its diet and conservation status? Learn that and more in this species profile.
Learn all you need to know about the docile and sedentary nurse shark including its preferred habitat and the peculiar way it makes up for its small mouth when feeding.
As its name suggests, the Caribbean Reef Shark is commonly found in Caribbean waters. It’s the largest apex predator in its ecosystem. However, there is some controversy concerning the practice of humans feeding this shark bait for divers to approach it for a closer look.
The Greenland Shark is mysterious, massive, and the longest living vertebrate on the planet. It’s flesh smells and tastes like urine and is extremely toxic. Read on to find out more about this shark that’s like no other.
Learn about the beautiful but strange looking tasselled wobbegong shark that blends perfectly with its surroundings, and has perfected its ambush strategy with a couple of neat tricks.
The streamlined Mako Shark is a true predator known to eat fish, birds and whale carcasses. Also known as the Blue Pointer or Bonito shark, this fast and aggressive shark has fascinating characteristics.