Sharks in Denmark

Out of the 400 shark species in the entire world, 18 live in the waters surrounding the country of Denmark. The major water bodies where sharks are found in Denmark are the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, and the straits connecting the two – Kattegat and Skagerrak.

Common shark species in Danish territories include the blackmouth catshark, the small-spotted catshark, the spiny dogfish, and the starry smoothhound.

List of the Different Types of Sharks in Denmark

Species Maximum Size Aggressiveness
Angel Shark 4-7 feet Moderately aggressive
Angular Roughshark 3.3-4.9 feet Not aggressive
Basking Shark 23-30 feet Not aggressive
Blackmouth Catshark 2-2.2 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)
Bramble Shark 9.2-10 feet Not aggressive
Common Thresher Shark 12-18 feet Not aggressive
Greenland Shark 7.9–14.1 feet Not aggressive
Nursehound Shark 4.3-5.2 feet Not aggressive
Oceanic Whitetip Shark 5-8 feet Not aggressive
Porbeagle Shark 6-12 feet Not aggressive
School Shark 6-7 feet Not aggressive
Small Spotted Catshark 2.5-3 feet Not aggressive
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)
Starry Smooth-hound 4-4.7 feet Not aggressive
Velvet Belly Lanternshark 1-2 feet Not aggressive

FAQs

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There have been no records of shark attacks in Denmark.

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Denmark’s waters are generally colder for the great white. Still, these leviathans may eventually migrate toward Danish shores thanks to global warming.

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