Meet one of the largest coastal sharks on Earth; the Sandbar shark. But despite it’s large size and close resemblance to the Bull shark, it’s regarded as one of the safest shark species you could hope to swim with.
The Pacific Sleeper Shark may be a slow, elusive, and quiet swimmer, but it has one of the most powerful bites of all shark species.
The Leopard Shark is a small and harmless shark species common to waters in parts of the USA. It’s also a common feature in several aquariums due to its striking appearance and ability to survive in captivity for decades.
The Whitespotted Bamboo Shark is a strikingly beautiful and small shark that can “walk” on sand. It’s also a species that has a record of a virgin birth. Unfortunately, this is another shark species highly sought after for its meat. As a result, it’s now classified as a Near Threatened species.
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.
The Swell Shark is a biofluorescent species that has developed an interesting strategy for escaping predators and other perceived threats. Here are the facts about this animal as well as a video of it glowing in the dark.
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.
Though the Whitetip Reef Shark is known for stealing fish, it can stay without food for 6 weeks. Spear fishers may often encounter it when it lunges at them to steal their catch. Learn more about this shark that’s now officially a threatened species.
The Oceanic White Tip Shark is a slow-moving but very persistent ship-following fish. Learn more about this shark that is now rapidly disappearing from the seas.
Contrary to the erroneous belief that sharks are bloodthirsty man-eaters, the Nervous Shark is one species that is actually afraid of humans.