Facts About Tiger Sharks


The Tiger sharks are among the three deadliest sharks in the world; namely the Bull shark, Great White shark, and the Tiger sharks. This is the group of sharks that attacks humans. Tiger sharks often could be found in the tropical and subtropical waters all over the world, enjoying warm waters. These are apex predators and prey on sea turtles, bony fish, crabs, and anything nearby around the waters.

FACT 1: The Tiger sharks carry the scientific name Galeocerdo cuvier.

FACT 2: The Tiger sharks became easy prey and are vulnerable to the pressures of fishing because they grow very slowly.  These creatures grow mature to be an adult in the span of  12 to 18 years. These creatures could grow to a length of five meters and are one of the largest shark species in the world.

FACT 3: There are several ways that Tiger sharks are caught. They could be caught with the use of several types of fishing gear like the hook and line, gillnet, and trawler.

FACT 4: Tiger sharks bear offspring only every other year. Usually, this species bears two offspring at a time.

FACT 5: The Tiger sharks’ teeth are replaceable throughout their entire existence. This is one of the reasons why they are considered among the apex predators. These creatures have large mouths and about 18 to 26 teeth on the upper jaw as well as the lower jaw.

FACT 6: These creatures often nurse their young in bays and estuaries. This is one their requirements every time they bear offspring.

FACT 7: The Tiger sharks remain at the top of the food chain because they have excellent  smell receptors.  This allows them to easily find their prey.

FACT 8: These creatures could also easily adapt with low-level lights. This makes it easy for them to see the incoming danger and their prey as well.

FACT 9: In addition, they could quickly perceive movements and vibrations in the surrounding waters because of their lateral line sensory abilities.

FACT 10: These creatures could migrate to a distance of thousands of miles. They do this annually traveling across the vast Atlantic Ocean.

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