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.


In some written facts about tiger sharks, Captured tiger sharks have revealed stomach contents of large and poisonous sea animals such as stingrays and sea snakes, and even inorganic objects such as license plates and vehicle tires!


Natural habitat of tiger sharks is tropical and sub-tropical waters across the world.

They are harvested in abundance for their fins, skin and flesh which are a delicacy in the far eastern countries. Their livers are used to produce vitamin oil since it is rich in Vitamin A. The repopulation rates are very slow therefore they are vulnerable in the fishing industry. They are considered an endangered species of fish.

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