As one of the southeastern states of the US, Georgia has a coastline about 110m long. However, unlike the state next to it – Florida – there are very few shark attacks recorded in this state.
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List of the Different Types of Sharks in Georgia
|Atlantic Sharpnose Shark||2-4 feet||Moderately aggressive|
|Blacktip Shark||5-8 feet||Moderately aggressive|
|Bonnethead Shark||4-5 feet||Not aggressive|
|Bull Shark||7-12 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Great White Shark||11-16 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Lemon Shark||9-10 feet||Not aggressive|
|Tiger Shark||10-14 feet||Highly aggressive|
1. Have there been shark attacks in Georgia?
Over the last century, there have been only 20 attacks by sharks in Georgia. The last fatal incident occurred on 20th July 1974. A group of small sharks of an unknown species swarmed 17-year-old John Carter, who had gone swimming in Back River, Savannah Beach, Chatham County.
2. Can you go swimming with sharks in Georgia?
At Georgia aquarium, there are options to go cage diving and admire these sharks upfront.
3. Are there great white sharks in Georgia?
Yes, great white sharks have been spotted close to the shores of Georgia.
4. Are there whale sharks in Georgia?
While whale sharks are not seen in the wild in the state, the Georgia aquarium is one of the only aquaria large enough to house whale sharks.
5. Can bull sharks be found in the lakes of Georgia?
Yes, as a shark that can survive in freshwater, bull sharks have occasionally swam upstream into more brackish habitats.