Tiger sharks have a notorious reputation as man-eaters and follow great white sharks in shark attacks. Unlike their great white cousins, they will never swim away after biting a human since they seem to eat anything.


Tiger sharks derive their name from the vertical stripes found mostly on the juveniles. The lines fade as they get older.  They are large and blunt-nosed. They can reach a length as long as 20 to 25 feet (6 – 7.5 meters) and weigh more than 1,900 pounds (900 kilograms)


Having a very sharp sense of sight and smell, and since they find almost anything edible, they make savvy scavengers. Their sharp and highly serrated teeth with mighty jaws allow them to crack the hard shells of clams and other shelled sea animals.

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