The waterways and beaches of Florida are home to a diverse shark population measuring as less as 2 feet to as much as 35 feet. The lemon shark is the most common that can be sighted all year round. Most other species are usually seen in Florida from June to August.
Sea-goers are generally warned to be aware of sharks over 6 feet as even a single bite could lead to severe injuries. The International Shark Attack File kept by Florida Museum has so far recorded 896 unprovoked attacks over a period of 180 years.
List of Different Types of Sharks of Florida
|Great Hammerhead Shark
|Caribbean Reef Shark
|7 -8 feet
|9 -12 feet
|Not aggressive (until provoked)
|Atlantic Sharpnose Shark
|Atlantic Shortfin Mako Shark
|Scalloped Hammerhead Shark
|Smooth Hammerhead Shark
|Not aggressive (but are potentially dangerous)
|4- 6.5 feet