Very little information exists about the shark population in Anguilla and what species live there. The most common species are the nurse shark, the Caribbean reef shark, and the tiger shark.
List of the Different Types of Sharks in Anguilla
|Caribbean Lanternshark||1.6-1.7 feet||Not aggressive|
|Caribbean Reef Shark||8-9 feet||Not aggressive|
|Caribbean Sharpnose Shark||3-4 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Great Hammerhead Shark||15-20 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Nurse Shark||7-8 feet||Not aggressive|
|Oceanic Whitetip Shark||10-13 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Scalloped Hammerhead Shark||9-12 feet||Moderately aggressive|
|Silky Shark||7-10 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Tiger Shark||10-14 feet||Highly aggressive|
1. Have there been shark attacks in Anguilla?
There haven’t been any records of shark attacks in Anguilla.
2. Can I go swimming with sharks in Anguilla?
While diving, it is possible to encounter a nurse shark. This species is harmless to humans; however, never disturb a wild species while interacting with them.