BIGGEST Sharks In The World!

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Check out the BIGGEST Sharks In The World! From some of the largest fish in the ocean to the biggest great white shark ever spotted, this top 10 list of largest sharks will amaze you!

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    8. Pacific Sleeper Shark
    Somniosus pacificus, less formally known as the Pacific sleeper shark, occupies waters in the Arctic and North Pacific Oceans. It’s often seen near Russia, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, and the California coast. In the northern part of its distribution, the Pacific sleeper shark tends to live close to the shore, although it’s considered a deepwater fish.

    7. Great Hammerhead Shark
    Sphyrna mokarran, or the great hammerhead, is the largest hammerhead shark species. It can be found worldwide in warm, coastal waters exceeding 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). These solitary swimmers migrate lengthy distances of over 756 miles (1,200 km).

    6. Great White Shark
    Everyone’s heard the great white shark. They’re found in cool, coastal waters worldwide. It’s the largest predatory fish on Earth, reaching an average length of 15 feet (4.57 meters) and sometimes exceeding 20 feet (6.1 meters) in length. Weights of up to 5,000 pounds (2,268 kg) have been recorded.

    5. Greenland Shark
    This species, known scientifically as Somniosus microcephalus, inhabits the frigid waters of the Arctic and northern Atlantic Oceans, particularly near Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Canada. It’s the only known shark that can tolerate Arctic conditions year-round and prefers waters ranging between 32 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit (-1 to 10 Celsius).

    4. Tiger Shark
    The tiger shark, is common throughout the world’s tropical and subtropical waters. The tiger shark can grow between 10-13 feet long and weigh 385–635 kg (849–1,400 lb) With sharp, serrated teeth and powerful jaws, the tiger shark is one you may want to avoid.

    3. Megamouth Shark
    The megamouth shark is a deepwater species commonly found in temperate to tropical latitudes worldwide, but is most commonly sighted in the Pacific, and lives anywhere from near the water’s surface to 15,000 feet (4,600 meters) below it. Scientists believe that the megamouth shark typically remains deep underwater and only comes near the surface at night.

    2. Basking Shark
    Also known as the basking shark, bone shark, and elephant shark, it is the second-biggest shark and fish in the world. It dwells mainly in the temperate waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and is seen along virtually every coastline bordering those water bodies.

    1. Whale Shark
    For those of you who guessed, here you go!! The whale shark is not only the largest shark species, it’s the largest fish in existence. This species prefers warm waters and inhabits all tropical seas, and travels great distances to feed and reproduce. Every spring, the whale shark makes its annual migration to the continental shelf of Australia’s central west coast.

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