The Galapagos, dusky, and tiger sharks in Bermuda are the most common sharks. However, other sharks have been spotted in the area, like the blue shark and the great white.
List of the Different Types of Sharks in Bermuda
|Bigeye Thresher Shark||11-16 feet||Not aggressive|
|Blue Shark||6-11 feet||Not aggressive|
|Bluntnose Sixgill Shark||15-20 feet||Moderately aggressive (rarely targets humans, reports of just one provoked attack)|
|Caribbean Reef Shark||8-9 feet||Not aggressive|
|Cookiecutter Shark||1.5-3.5 feet||Not aggressive|
|Dusky Shark||9 -12 feet||Not aggressive (until provoked)|
|Dwarf Lanternshark||0.68-0.7 feet||Not aggressive|
|Galapagos Shark||9.8-12 ft||Highly aggressive|
|Great Hammerhead Shark||15-20 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Great White Shark||11-16 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Gulper Shark||2.5-3 feet||Not aggressive|
|Lemon Shark||9-10 feet||Not aggressive|
|Nurse Shark||7-8 feet||Not aggressive|
|Oceanic Whitetip Shark||10-13 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Porbeagle Shark||6-12 feet||Not aggressive|
|Scalloped Hammerhead Shark||9-12 feet||Moderately aggressive|
|Shortfin Mako Shark||6.5-9.5 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Silky Shark||7-10 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Smalltooth Sand Tiger Shark||12-14 feet||Not aggressive|
|Smooth Dogfish||4-5 feet||Not aggressive (due to their blunt teeth)|
|Smooth Hammerhead Shark||8-12 feet||Not aggressive (but are potentially dangerous)|
|Spiny Dogfish||2.5-3.5 feet||Not aggressive (due to their small size)|
|Tiger Shark||10-14 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Whale Shark||18-32 feet||Not aggressive|
1. Have there been shark attacks in Bermuda?
Very rarely. The last recorded instance was in January 1975 during a spearfishing incident.
2. Are the sharks in Bermuda endangered or at risk of becoming extinct?
Yes, some of them are at risk due to overfishing and their slow reproductive rates.
3. Can you go cage diving with sharks in Bermuda?
There are a few locations where one can go diving with tiger sharks.
4. Are there great white sharks in Bermuda?
Great whites have been seen passing through the waters of Bermuda.