As the oceans around Norway are cold, there aren’t many sharks living there. Some of the sharks living in Norway include the basking shark, the porbeagle shark, the school shark, and the spiny dogfish.
List of the Different Types of Sharks in Norway
|Basking Shark||23-30 feet||Not aggressive|
|Blackmouth Catshark||2-2.2 feet||Not aggressive|
|Bluntnose Sixgill Shark||15-20 feet||Moderately aggressive (rarely targets humans, reports of just one provoked attack)|
|Common Thresher Shark||12-18 feet||Not aggressive|
|Greenland Shark||7.9–14.1 feet||Not aggressive|
|Porbeagle Shark||6-12 feet||Not aggressive|
|School Shark||6-7 feet||Not aggressive|
|Shortfin Mako Shark||6.5-9.5 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Small Spotted Catshark||2.5-3 feet||Not aggressive|
|Spiny Dogfish||2.5-3.5 feet||Not aggressive (due to their small size)|
|Velvet Belly Lanternshark||1-2 feet||Not aggressive|
1. Have there been shark attacks in Norway?
The only reported shark attack was from a small spotted catshark attempting to bite a diver. Naturally, he did not suffer any severe injuries.
2. Are there great white sharks in Norway?
No, the waters of Norway are too cold for a great white to survive. However, thanks to rising temperatures, the oceans around Norway may eventually become warm enough for the large shark.