Sharks in Ghana

Ghana is home to several shark species, including the common thresher shark, the oceanic whitetip shark, and the sand tiger shark.

List of the Different Types of Sharks in Ghana

Species Maximum Size Aggressiveness
Big Eye Thresher Shark 11-16 feet Not aggressive
Blue Shark 6-11 feet Not aggressive
Common Thresher Shark 12-18 feet Not aggressive
Great Hammerhead Shark 15-20 feet Highly aggressive
Oceanic Whitetip Shark 5-8 feet Not aggressive
Sand Tiger Shark 7-10 feet Not aggressive (due to their small mouths)
Scalloped Hammerhead Shark 9-12 feet Moderately aggressive
Shortfin Mako Shark 6.5-9.5 feet Highly aggressive



There has only been one recorded instance of a shark attack in Ghana, though the details of the incident are vague.


There are opportunities to go diving in Ghana, and it is possible to interact with sharks while underwater.

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