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Sharks! Known as the beasts of the sea, they are some of the most advanced predators Earth has ever seen. At the same time, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding these highly intelligent creatures. Much of the mystique remains hidden within the shadows of the deep, dark Ocean. We do know this much - They are an integral part of the worlds aquatic ecosystems and they are worthy of both our attention and protection.

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To all shark fans and informatoin seekers: Grab yourself a beverage and get comfortable because you've just found the best shark site on the web! Whether you're looking for general facts about sharks, information about certain types of sharks, or are concerned about the hunting and poaching of these magnificent creatures, you're sure to find what you're looking for.

Without further delay, let's get started! Check out all of the shark breeds we've covered so far in the right column or browse through some of our featured sharks below.

Featured Sharks

Blacktip Reef Shark

Blacktip Reef SharkThe small, but lightning fast Carcharhinus Melanopterus, or Blacktip Reef Shark, is the smallest of all Reef species. At most, it is 1.5 to 1.9 meters (5 to 6 feet) long and only weighs 20 to 25 kilograms (44 to 55 pounds). This species loves the warm and shallow water near coral reefs in the... READ MORE

Blue Shark

Blue SharkAlso known as the Prionace Glauca in the scientific community, these creatures are easy to identify because of their unusually slim and torpedo-shaped figure. It's a very elegant and exquisite swimmer. This species grows to 5 meters (about 10 feet) in length and weigh in at a whopping... READ MORE

Bull Shark

Bull SharkThe Bull Shark is everywhere you wouldn't expect it! Also known as Carcharhinus Lecuas, it's a stocky figure with a broad, flat snout. It has a whole series of different names that all refer to its geographical location such as the Zambezi, Nicaragua or Ganges River Shark. It is just one of... READ MORE

Caribbean Reef Shark

Caribbean Reef SharkUnfortunately, the Caribbean Reef Shark, also called the Carcharhinus Perezi, has experienced a dramatic reduction in population due to hunting and poaching practices by humans. With a length of about 3 meters (nearly 10 feet) and a weight of 50 to 70 kilograms (110 to 154 ponds), this species is very... READ MORE

Great White Shark

Great White SharkWe all know the movies about the Great White Shark and we all have seen them on television. I think most of us like them in a special way of horrible fascination. The adverse image of the bloodthirsty killing machine was first created by these unfavorable films and not by true reality. Most people don't realize that these...READ MORE

Gray Reef Shark

Grey Reef SharkA master of body language, the Gray Reef Shark has several different names. While it is called the Carcharhinus Amblyrhynchos in the scientific world, many others refer to it as the Grey Reef, Bronze Whaler, or Shortnose Blacktail. With an average length of 2.5 meters (about 8 feet) and weighing in at... READ MORE

Hammerhead Shark

Hammerhead SharkThe Hammerhead Shark, also known as the Sphyrnida, is a species with unusual, hammer-shaped heads. The scientific name for these unusual heads is called cephalofoil. There are 9 different species of Hammerheads that we currently know about. Those species are as... READ MORE

Lemon Shark

Lemon SharkThis is one of the best known species and is called a Negaprion Brevirostris in the scientific community. It grows between 3 to 5 meters (10 to 16 feet) and weighs an incredible 190 kilograms (about 420 feet)! Females and males are very similar in size and its name comes from the unusual and bright... READ MORE

Mako Shark

Mako SharkThe Mako Shark is known scientifically as Isurus. It's a genus of Mackerel and belongs to the Lamnidae family. Today, there are only two living species of this exciting shark remaining: The Longfin Makos and the Shortfin Makos. The largest of the two is the Longfin which has an incredibly... READ MORE

Nurse Shark

Nurse SharkThis bottom dweller is quite pleasant as long as we leave him be! The Nurse is known in the scientific community as the Ginglymonstoma Cirratum. This Greek name may come from the strange sucking sounds they make when searching for prey on the sea floor. This species is not currently... READ MORE

Sand Shark

Sand SharkAlthough it looks truly terrifying, this is actually a very peaceful and non-aggressive fish. Known as the Carcharias Taurus by biologists, it is most commonly called several different names. In the United States and the United Kingdom it's usually referred to as the Sand or Sand Tiger while in Australia... READ MORE

Silky Shark

Silky SharkDon't let the soft sounding name fool you. This is a very intelligent and instinct driven predator that is not to be underestimated. Known as the Carcharhinus Falciformis by experts, the Silky gets its name due to the silky and smooth texture of its skin. Depending on its geographical location... READ MORE

Silvertip Shark

Silvertip SharkThe fearless and aggressive Silvertip Shark, also called the Carcharhinus Albimarginatus, is one of the largest of the Reef species. It grows to about 3 meters (10 feet) in length and can weigh as much as 170 kilograms (375 feet)! Typically, females are both longer and heavier than... READ MORE

Thresher Shark

Thresher Shark The Thresher Shark, also called an Alopias Vulpinus or Fox, is an amazing fish with some acrobatic abilities. The name comes from its unusual tail (caudal fin), which is in most cases as long as the animal itself. Today there are three living species in the genus of Thresher and each one has its own... READ MORE

Tiger Shark

Tiger SharkThe Tiger Shark is nearly an endangered species. They are threatened much more by people than people are jeopardized by them. They are the second most dangerous species after the Great White. But as with all species, experts have determined that the attack rate is extremely low... READ MORE

Whale Shark

Whale SharkToday there's only one biggest fish in the ocean: The Whale Shark. The "whale" part in its name describes his length, which is comparable to the length of whales. They are also filter-feeder, like whales, too. This means that they prefer plankton and other microorganism, which are filtered...READ MORE

Whitetip Reef Shark

Whitetip Reef SharkA very strange, but almost harmless hunter of the night, the Whitetip Reef Shark is professionally called the Triaenodon Obesus. The average length is 1.6 to 2.5 meters (about 5 to 8 feet) and weighs approximately 15 to 20 kilograms (about 33 to 44 pounds). While some can grow to as large as... READ MORE

Zebra Shark

Zebra SharkA commonly misunderstood creature, the Zebra Shark is also known as Stegostoma fasciatum or Varium. It is a species of Carpet feeders often confused with the Leopard or Tiger species. While juveniles do have stripes on their skin (hence the "zebra" name), the skin becomes more spotted over time, which is why they... READ MORE

Prehistoric And Extinct Sharks

Frilled Shark

Frilled SharkThe Frilled Shark, also known as the Clamydoselacus Anguineus, was one of the most miraculous and fascinating organisms on the planet. While it might not have been the most attractive creature, it was extremely adaptable. Biologists believe there is only one species of the... READ MORE

Megalodon Shark

Megalodon Shark If the Megalodon Shark were alive today, it would be three times as large as the Great White and just one of its teeth would be as big as the palm of your hand. Scientists have found teeth of this prehistoric creature dating back only 10,000 years. Some believe that there may still be a few alive to this day... READ MORE

Shark Facts

Facts About Sharks

While generally well explored, there is a subliminal fear attached to these amazing animals. Learning specific facts about these creatures of the sea help us in understanding... READ MORE

Shark Anatomy

While it's easy to identify a shark, most people don't know how they work and don't understand the unique... READ MORE

Evolution Of Sharks

The evolution of this fish goes back more than 430 million years. This was a time before most plants, trees, and grasses... READ MORE

History Of Sharks

The history has not been well researched. While land based animals leave traces of their existence through... READ MORE

Swimming With Sharks

If you swim in the ocean, you are swimming with sharks! Well, they might not be in the same area as you, but... READ MORE

Types Of Sharks

The number of species varies from source to source. Studies have ranged from 350 types to more than 500. Fact is, classifying new species is a big job. And keep in mind that the majority part of the ocean is... READ MORE

Dealing With Sharks

Dealing with sharks is not something most people are interested in doing. Many humans are either too frightened to go anywhere near a shark, or too mesmerized to do them any harm. But humans are... READ MORE

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