Have you ever seen the biggest shark on the Earth? What is this? How many types of the sharks eat humans? Are sharks dangerous? Find out in the article!
It`s a human eater which has its fame in a lot of horror movies. Just imagine the screams of people who are being slaughtered and eaten by these predators. They even managed to survive while dinosaurs are still missing. Sharks were popularized during Hollywood era and one of the famous franchise for these predators is The Jaws. You can find thousands of shark pictures around the Internet, but which is the biggest? According to recent researches, the biggest shark is Deep Blue, which was found near Guadalupe Island in Mexico. It`s as big as a bus with a total body length of 12,2 meters. It can easily eat few humans and still it wouldn`t be enough to satisfy her hunger. Let`s dive to the types of shark diversity in a top nine biggest shark species on the Earth.
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One of the biggest representative of its species with total body length more than 5 meters. This type of sharks is one of the knowing human eaters. They are not likely to swim away after biting their prey, they would continue fighting until death comes and they have a nice lunch. Usually, their diet consists of a wide range of ocean habitats. The large and massive shark jaws with sharp teeth provide them ability to crack the shells of turtles. Their domain is Pacific Islands, temperate and tropical waters.
One of the rare visitors for the human eye. Due to its shy behavior, for the last 30 years, it was only several documented videos of this shark existence. They became a type of sharks not so long ago, in 1975. After that, there were only 55 documented encounters with the shark. They were noticed in Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. Megamouth Shark is not a human eater, they are filter eaters and largely help in clearing the oceans waters. The body length can be up to 6 meters long.
It`s one of a unique looking sharks which you have ever seen. They rarely come to visit human as they prefer hunting on the bottom of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Their usual prey is mollusks, crabs, and squids. Human encountered Goblin Shark falsely reported of misshaped sharks as a kind of genetic disease. These sharks have one of the unique ways of eating. When they encounter the prey, they move their jaws front like a xenomorph alien and suck in the victim. Their length is about 5 meters.
It`s also known as a Fox Shark. The reason why they have such a name lies in their specific tail. They usually have the length of the body up to 6 meters and weigh up to 600 kilograms. They can be named one of the slow growing sharks with the maturity of 8 and 13 years, capable of living for 22 years. Their favorite domains are Pacific and Indian oceans. What is curious, their tail can also serve as a lethal weapon due to their special jumping technique which slices victims.
The size of this shark species can be up to 6 meters and with a lifespan of 30 years, it can provide a lethality for other species of the ocean. Their hunting grounds are Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans. Due to their strange size of a head, they have a capability of detecting electrical fields of the slightest prey. The wide position of their eyes provides the capability of monitoring and scanning larger parts of ocean waters around them. Also, the hammer shape head is used as a hunting tool of these sharks.
It`s bigger type of shark than previous species with weighing over 900 kilograms and length of the body over 6.4 meters. They also prefer a diversity in color patterns and can vary from brown, gray and black with or without white spots. It`s one of the long lived sharks with provided lifespan over 180 years. They are deep ocean species; their preferable place of living is arctic waters. It`s an opportunistic scavenger and predator, which can consume everything that moves and has flesh.
Great White Shark
One of the real human eater spicy that lives on the Earth with the length of the body up to 6 meters and total weight up to 2000 kilograms. This flesh eating machine is a real storm of ocean and seas. It can hardly meet adequate rival in oceans so the only way to save from this kind of horror is not meeting it at all in a hunting mood.
It`s a filter eater and healthy doctor of oceans. Its body length can be up to 10 meters long and with the weighing of 20 tons. Luckily, they do not prefer human in their diet.
It`s the biggest shark species of all oceans of our little planet. The length of the body can be up to 12 meters and weigh is 20 and more tons. They are also filter eaters.
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