Shark Species

Sharks primarily live in saltwater, but some species can be found in brackish and freshwater.

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.

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

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3 thoughts on “Shark Species”

  1. Hi,

    My Great Grandfather Jan Tyssen / Tijssen lost his leg in a shark bite incedent when he was 12, he was from the Netherlands and it happened on a fishing trip. Do you know of any historical data that would have information at all.

    Probably around 1888 when it happened.

    Thanks

    Jim

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