Shark Species

Shark Species Profiles and Information about Sharks

There are now more than 500 recognised shark species roaming our oceans and rivers today.

Quite often people think of sharks as large and predatory, but that’s not the full story. Some species of shark are only as long as your hand while the biggest can be almost 40 feet (12 meters) long.

The biggest species of shark, the whale shark, feeds on tiny plankton. One of the most unusual looking, the goblin shark, is pink-skinned.

You may have heard of the bull shark, the tiger shark and possibly even the megamouth shark. But have you ever heard of the spear-tooth shark or the spotted wobbegong?

Our Shark Profiles

We have compiled information on many sharks including the life expectancy, danger to man, scientific name, conservation status and more. These species of shark range from the Great White Shark to the Long Nose Saw Shark and more will be added over time.

Caribbean Reef Shark
Shark Species

Species Profile: The Caribbean Reef Shark

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.

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Greenland Shark
Shark Species

Species Profile: Greenland Shark

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.

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The Mako Shark underwater photo
Shark Species

Species Profile: Mako Shark

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.

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