From the great white shark with 300 razor sharp teeth, to the basking shark with a jaw so wide it could swallow you whole. And to an extinct shark that grew longer than a bus. Today, we’re going to take a look at the 20 most dangerous Sharks that can can kill you. Let’s get started with number 20 the Tiger shark. If a Tiger shark attacks you, you’re in for an unpleasant experience.
Its jaws have elastic muscles and little can be done. Once you’re in the grip of the Tiger shark’s razor sharp teeth, which can shoot through anything, it could literally puncture and rip apart prey in a matter of seconds. Also, with dark Gray and dappled white cross on the body, it’s tricky to spot them in the shadowy corners. They’ve also been responsible for approximately 200 attacks. Number 19 the Bull shark.
The Bull shark is as feisty as its name implies. Bull Sharks present a particular threat because they’re not opposed to fresh or brackish water. So the next time you hop on the river for a canoe ride, you might want to watch out for dorsal fins. The worst thing about this underwater predator is that it’ll take a chunk out of you out of sheer curiosity. That’s right.
It bites just for the fun of it. Number 18 the oceanic whitetip shark. The oceanic whitetip has earned Fame for being the first to arrive on the scene when ocean ships run afoul. This shark is ranked as one of the most dangerous for its brazenness in evaluating prey. Unlike many Sharks in their family, white tip Reef Sharks do not need to swim to obtain oxygen, so they’ll just hang out on the floor of the ocean until nightfall when they come out to Hunt.
Conversely. Number 17 the blue shark. Here’s the good news. You don’t have to worry about a blue shark stalking you while you frolic in the waves a few yards from your beach blanket. This aquatic predator, who can grow over 12ft in length, prefers to remain in waters at least 350 meters deep.
Bad news. Although they aren’t known to be particularly aggressive, they won’t always turn their noses up at a potential meal of human flesh. Number 16 the shortfin Mako shark. One characteristic that sets these Sharks apart is their speed. They’re the Cheetahs of the sea.
It’s capable of swimming in bursts of 45. Put that into viewpoint. The shortfin Mako tops the speed limit of most highways. It’s half the freefall speed of a skydiver. The short finmacco is at its most dangerous for fishermen when lifted into boats.
This has given the Mako shark a bad reputation for being dangerous to humans. Number 15 the blacktip shark. If you’re a Florida surfer, you may already be familiar with the black tip shark, since the species reportedly inflicts 16% of the shark bites on surfing enthusiasts in your state. Black tip Sharks are only known to intentionally attack humans if provoked. If a shark becomes angry at a human for invading its territory, it is more likely to try its best to scare them off.
The good news? The shark almost always lets go once it realizes its mistake. Number 14 the hammerhead shark. You simply can’t mistake a hammerhead. The name sums it up nicely.
These guys have heads with alienlike protrusions on either side. The strange adaptation actually allows for 360 degree vision, letting the shark track prey both above, below and straight ahead. At times, it sure does have an extra weaponized look. Its tendency to swim in shallow water makes them even more feared by beachgoers. You wouldn’t want to encounter one on a beach day.
Number 13 the woobagong shark. The first thing you’ll notice about a Wobbly gang shark is that it doesn’t really look like a typical shark. In fact, it seems more like a poofy, shaggy rug, but with a huge head. A wobbagon eats anything and everything moving that will fit into its mouth. If it doesn’t, they’ll clamp down in the prey.
It might be a tasty looking fish fin attached to a human leg, an unfortunate mistake for both the shark and the human. Number twelve the silver tip shark. The silver tip Sharks are bold and regarded as potentially dangerous to humans due to their large size and abundance around offshore reefs. When divers initially enter the sea, silver tips have been seen to rush up from deep water to inspect them. If a person comes too close, the shark comes to a halt, turns on its side, opens its jaws and shivers.
Don’t swim away because the shark may close in swiftly and slash with its upper teeth. Eleven the dusty shark with triangular shaped teeth in the upper jaw, with sawlike edges and teeth below. Narrower, more pointed and finely serrated. The dusky shark is a giant shark species known to have one of the strongest bites of any shark able to produce. 60 dusty shark is considered likely dangerous to humans due to its large size.
These Sharks have also been known to follow ships that are leaving offshore areas at times. Number ten the Gray Reef shark. What’s worse than encountering an entire group of Sharks? If that’s the case, then you should mentally prepare yourself if you ever think of daytime diving in the waters of the Marshall Islands, because you’re bound to run into a notoriously aggressive population of Gray Reef Sharks. These Sharks have incredibly sharp senses that can catch a whiff of blood in the water.
With its territorial behavior, they could attack humans very severely. Number nine the nurse shark. If the nurse shark were a person, it might have a chip on its shoulder about its name, which isn’t nearly as ferocious sounding as Bull or Tiger. Rare case. If it does attack a human, the bite isn’t powerful enough to be lethal.
Its tiny mouth is attached to a large bearings, enabling it to suck up food and latch onto it in fact, its grip is so wise that rescuers have had to use surgical instruments to free victims. Number eight. The sand Tiger shark. The first thing you’ll notice about a sand Tiger is its long, outward pointing teeth, which are visible even when the shark’s mouth is closed. It’ll give you the chills.
Santiggers are usually wary of humans. However. They have been known to steal fish from spear net fishermen and bite back in self defense. Can you imagine finding yourself confronted with the predator’s prominent, jagged looking teeth? Seven.
The spinner shark. A fast and agile predator, the spinner shark feeds unlike any other shark. This shark hunts by swooping into a school of fish, then spinning and biting in all directions. Its name comes from the fact that it breaches the water’s surface and spins through the air. Although the spinner shark is not considered dangerous to humans, it might pose a threat if attracted to spearfishing divers.
Six. The bronze whale shark. If the bronze Sharks are having dinner, it’s a good idea to steer clear of the area. They’re not predatory towards humans. This 33 meters shark can get a little excited when eating its diet.
The only time the bronze whaler attacks humans is when it feels its prey is being taken away. So there have been claims that the shark has attacked spear fishermen while they had fish on the end of their Spears. Number five. The poor Beagle shark. As the name hints, this species has reminded people of a Beagle for its incredible endurance and persistent ability to track down prey.
Poor beagles are very large and can weigh up to £300. They are one of the only shark species known to engage in fun behavior. Just like pups, they’re very curious Sharks and are likely to come check you or your boat out if you’re in the sea. Just to be safe, don’t dip a hand in. Number four.
The lemon shark. The idea of an enormous shark lurking beneath the Sea’s surface doesn’t exactly conjure up images of a mellow creature who prefers to hang out with its crew. However, research suggests that the lemon shark is not a big fan of aggression. While they do appear a bit like Casper, the friendly ghost of the water, they’re near the tip of the ocean food chain and could still attack as they’re near surfers, divers and swimmers. Number three, the megalodon shark.
Would you ever go into the ocean knowing this creature may be lurking beneath you? Just how impressive was megalodon? The megalodon is the largest known predator in Earth’s history, reaching lengths up to 60 to 70ft and with jaws big enough to easily swallow two adult people side by side. We’d know about megalodon Sharks by now. If they were still around and our oceans would be a lot more deadly.
Or are they hiding deep in our oceans? Number two, the basking shark. With a jaw this wide basking shark looks very intimidating. Chances are if you were to encounter a basking shark you would expect to get eaten. It has a massive jaw that measures about a meter in width and is filled with hundreds of tiny teeth that’s big enough to swallow at least one person whole.
A basking shark’s large jaw allows it to consume most of its prey in a single swim as it travels slowly with its mouth open. Number one the great white shark great whites often evoke horror and fear in many thanks to jaws they can hit a whopping 17ft from nose to fin. With incredible senses they can detect a drop of blood up to 5 km away. Perhaps not helping their fearsome reputation is their 300 triangular teeth in rows. Imagine your body lifting out of the water and shaking you like a dog with a piece of meat.