Types of sharks
Sharks are among the most intriguing
creatures on our planet. Since mankind first encountered sharks, there have always been a special attraction and
interest manifested towards them. A mix a mystery, fear and respect always seemed to surround sharks like an aura.
Now that we know more about them, although we still have so much more to learn, humans should be thankful for never
having experienced an encounter with a Megalodon shark, known as the ancestor of the fierce Great White shark. Read
and learn more information regarding the numerous types of sharks swimming our oceans, rivers and
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As you already know, there are between
375 and 475 sharks species or types of sharks if you prefer. Unlike Hollywood's interpretation of sharks' nature,
they are not killing machines like shown in the movie "Jaws". As a matter of fact, did you know that of all these
species, about 80% of them are either unable to attack humans or unlikely to even come close to
Did you also know that the types of sharks that may attack humans are most likely to
do it because they confused them for a prey such as seal or as self-defense, feeling threatened by their presence?
In fact, even the Great White shark which can go without eating for months at a time; they rarely attack for
feeding purposes as humans are too bony for their taste. Interested in these facts and more? Why not read or watch
documentaries about the types of sharks? You can find all these great resources at Discovery Channel Store.
If you wish to learn more information
about sharks of a specific species such as: the Great White shark, the Bull shark, the Tiger shark, the Whale shark
and much more, I invite you to read the articles that are related to this main page. Go ahead, sit back, relax and
enjoy reading all about the numerous types of sharks!
Pictures of some of the numerous types of sharks
This is a great Basking Shark specimen.
This is a good photograph of a Blue Shark.
This is a beautiful example of a Great White Shark.
This photograph of the Megamouth Shark is surrounded by both
respect and mystery.
This is a beautiful view of a Nurse Shark.
While being the largest fish on the planet, the Whale Shark is
considered to be a gentle giant.
This is an amazing photograph of the Wobbegong Shark also known as
the Carpet Shark.
Although some species of the Zebra Shark have stripes, this
specimen has spots instead.
Here are some informative articles on various types of
the Great White shark
Lesser-Spotted Dogfish shark
The Whale shark
Here are some Bull shark facts!
Here are some Tiger shark facts!
The Basking shark
The Blue shark
The Smooth Hammerhead shark
The Short Fin Mako shark
The Megamouth shark
The Nurse shark
The Pacific Angel shark
The Spined Pygmy shark
The Sixgill Sawshark
The Broadnose Sevengill shark