Sharks play an essential rol in the health of our oceans

Shark species

Sharks primarily live in salt water, but some species can be found in brackish and fresh water.

X Ray of a Hammerhead Shark, showing the cartilage skeleton

Sharks and rays (Elasmobranchii) are a subclass of the  cartilaginous fishes ( (Chondrichthyes). The species in this subclass have jaws, paired fins and nostrils, a heart with its chambers in series, and skeletons made of cartilage rather than bone.

A blue shark (picture Peter Verhoog, Dutch Shark Society)


The North Sea is the habitat of several shark species, of which the descriptions can be found following the links mentioned below.

Shark species:



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