Tiger shark

Tiger sharks are named for the dark, vertical stripes found chiefly on juveniles. As these sharks mature, the lines begin to fade and nearly disappear

These giant, blunt-nosed predators have a punctually earned  name as man-eaters. they're second solely to nice whites in assaultive folks. however as a result of they need a close to fully uncomprehending surface, they're unlikely to swim away once biting a person's, as nice whites ofttimes do.

They are consummate scavengers, with wonderful senses of sight and smell and an almost limitless menu of diet things. they need sharp, extremely rough teeth and powerful jaws that permit them to crack the shells of ocean turtles and clams. The abdomen contents of captured tiger sharks have enclosed stingrays, sea snakes, seals, birds, squids, and even license plates and previous tires.

Tiger sharks ar common in tropical and sub-tropical waters throughout the globe. giant specimens will grow to the maximum amount as twenty to twenty five feet (6 to seven.5 meters) long and weigh quite one,900 pounds (900 kilograms).

They are heavily harvested for his or her fins, skin, and flesh, and their livers contain high levels of antiophthalmic factor, that is processed into aliment oil. they need very low repopulation rates, and so is also extremely vulnerable to fishing pressure. they're listed as close to vulnerable throughout their vary.

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