Sharks in Dominica

Dominica is a Caribbean island nation. The species of shark seen around the island include the nurse shark, the blue shark, and the silky shark.

Sharks in Dominica

List of the Different Types of Sharks in Dominica

Species Maximum Size Aggressiveness
Blue Shark 6-11 feet Not aggressive
Bull Shark 7-12 feet Highly aggressive
Caribbean Reef Shark 8-9 feet Not aggressive
Great Hammerhead Shark 15-20 feet Highly aggressive
Nurse Shark 18-32 feet Not aggressive
Oceanic Whitetip Shark 10-13 feet Highly aggressive
Scalloped Hammerhead Shark 9-12 feet Moderately aggressive
Smooth Hammerhead Shark 8-12 feet Not aggressive (but are potentially dangerous)
Shortfin Mako Shark 6.5-9.5 feet Highly aggressive
Silky Shark 7-10 feet Highly aggressive
Tiger Shark 10-14 feet Highly aggressive
Whale Shark 18-32 feet Not aggressive



There haven’t been any reported shark attacks in Dominica.

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