- Tiger sharks are the 4th largest shark in the world
- They can swim up to 20 mph
- This species has the second highest number of attacks on humans
Sharp teeth allowing it to eat fish,squid, and turtles. Cold blooded lets it adapt to the cold water it is in when at deep depths of the ocean. Sensory pores that let it sense animals in water. Also, 2/3 of the brain is dedicated to smell allowing the shark to smell blood up to a mile a way.
They are great predators due to their strong teeth and them having the optimal bodies to be able to swim at speed up to 20 mph. Also, the ability to detect the slightest movements in the water allow it from being attacked by oncoming predators.
The tiger shark is near threatened and has been on that list since 2009. These sharks are endangered due to fisherman who are after either their shark fins or their liver which is rich in Vitamin A. There are no specific conservation or management measures in place for the Tiger Shark. However, in the US Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico this species is managed under a Fisheries Management Program (FMP) introduced in 1993.