Nigeria is home to several shark species, like the copper shark, the school shark, and the whale shark.
List of the Different Types of Sharks in Nigeria
|Common Thresher Shark||12-18 feet||Not aggressive|
|Copper Shark||11-12 feet||Not aggressive|
|Great White Shark||11-16 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Sand Tiger Shark||7-10 feet||Not aggressive (due to their small mouths)|
|Scalloped Hammerhead Shark||9-12 feet||Moderately aggressive|
|School Shark||6-7 feet||Not aggressive|
|Shortfin Mako Shark||6.5-9.5 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Silky Shark||7-10 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Smooth Hammerhead Shark||8-12 feet||Not aggressive (but are potentially dangerous)|
|Whale Shark||18-32 feet||Not aggressive|
1. Have there been shark attacks in Nigeria?
Shark attacks in Nigeria are rare, with only four incidents taking place throughout the country’s history. The last shark attack took place in 2012.