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Tiger Sharks By The Numbers

  • MAX RECORDED DEPTH
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    Feet
  • MAXIMUM LENGTH
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    feet
  • RESPONSIBLE FOR
    0
    UNPROVOKED ATTACKS

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HOW TO SPOT A TIGER SHARK

Tiger sharks are probably known better by reputation than by their looks. Here are a few ways to tell if a shark is a tiger shark. Tap or click on hotspots for more information.

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Tiger Sharks Belong To a Diverse Family of Loners and Socialites

Tiger sharks belong to one of the most popular shark families: the requiem sharks. Many of the best-known sharks—the ones we see the most and the ones that are most abundant in the ocean—are requiem sharks.

Some requiem sharks are aggressive hunters, including tiger, bull, and oceanic whitetip sharks. Some, particularly the oceanic whitetips, are loners. Some are social and spend time with each other, sometimes teaming up to catch prey or to ward off attackers. And some requiem sharks, particularly lemon sharks, seem to like hanging out together.

Their personalities may be diverse, but all 54 species of requiem shark –including the tiger shark – share a few physical traits in common: they’re all good swimmers with strong bodies, small eyes, nictitating membrances (third eyelids), and long fins behind their gills.

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