Great White Shark Facts

The great white shark is one of the most universally feared creatures in the world. Its intimidating size and powerful bite have captivated the collective human imagination, turning it from a formidable predator into a cold-blooded killer.  Despite its reputation, great whites rarely attack humans, and when they do, it’s most probably a case of … Read more

Are Blacktip Sharks Dangerous To Humans?

Are Blacktip Sharks Dangerous To Humans

There are two types of blacktip sharks, both relatively timid species that seldom pose a serious threat to humans.  The blacktip reef shark, or Carcharhinus melanopterus, prefers shallow water and is commonly seen around tropical coral reefs in the Pacific and the Indian Ocean.  The blacktip shark, also known as the Carcharhinus limbatus, frequents coastal tropical and … Read more

Megalodon vs. Great White Shark Comparison

Megalodon vs. Great White Shark Comparison

There’s no doubt about it. No creature in today’s oceans is more feared than the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). 51% of Americans admit to being terrified of sharks, and you can be sure it’s the great white they were thinking about. The great white’s dangerous reputation is hugely overblown thanks to sensational Hollywood movies, including … Read more

The Remoras and Sharks Relationship Explained

The Remoras and Sharks Relationship Explained

Nobody likes a freeloader, and if you’ve ever seen a shark cruising majestically in the ocean, you may have noticed one or more strange-looking fish getting what looks like a freeride. However, before you rush to judgment on the fish hanging off the shark’s belly, let’s look at the remoras and shark’s relationship and see … Read more

18 Strange and Weird Looking Sharks

18 Strange and Weird Looking Sharks

If you try to picture a shark, you’ll probably imagine something that looks like a great white. As well as being the deadliest shark in the world, the great white has a pretty standard shark shape, albeit a large one. Many of the pelagic sharks share a similar general appearance, but we’re here to talk about … Read more

Can Tiger Sharks Survive in an Aquarium?

Can Tiger Sharks Survive in an Aquarium?

The tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) is one of the most voracious predators in the sea. If you wanted one of nature’s ultimate hunters in your home, would it be possible to have a tiger shark aquarium? We will see that tiger sharks are far too large for even the biggest home aquariums and would not survive … Read more

What’s the Fastest Shark In The World?

What's the Fastest Shark?

The fastest shark in the ocean has a maximum speed of 80 kph. The slowest moves at less than one kph, frozen into sluggishness by the frigid waters it frequents. The consensus is that the shortfin mako is the fastest shark in the world, but there’s little evidence to back up such claims. There has … Read more

Are Sharks Vertebrates or Invertebrates?

Are Sharks Vertebrates or Invertebrates?

Are sharks vertebrates or invertebrates? Even though they don’t have any bones in their bodies, sharks are classified as vertebrates. They belong to the class Vertebrata, a subphylum that includes five different classes – amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles. Although the shark’s skeleton is made of cartilage, rather than bone, it has a cartilaginous … Read more

12 Least Dangerous Sharks That Don’t Bite

What is the Least Dangerous Shark?

Sharks have a bad reputation. Each week, another shark attack sneaks into the headlines, leaving us with images of terrifying blood-thirsty marine monsters that hunt down unsuspecting humans. This picture is far from reality. Even the most dangerous shark species attack infrequently, and others are so friendly they behave more like puppies than predators! Far … Read more