Sharks in Bermuda

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

Species Maximum

Size

Aggressiveness
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

FAQs

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Very rarely. The last recorded instance was in January 1975 during a spearfishing incident.

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Yes, some of them are at risk due to overfishing and their slow reproductive rates.

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There are a few locations where one can go diving with tiger sharks.

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Great whites have been seen passing through the waters of Bermuda.

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