Sharks their name is enough to scare any one. Yes that’s for sure. They have some fearsome reputation for attacking humans but more humans are killed by lightning strike than by shark attacks in the world.
They are most ancient animal with low reproductive rates. Their skeleton is made up of cartilage, they are not able to see but their smelling power is more than enough to survive in the great oceans. They are deadly animals and even voilent to. Here, are some of the deadliest shark species for humans.
1) The Great White Shark
The Great White Shark ( Carcharodon carcharias) also known as white shark or great white are one of the deadliest animal. They are huge oceanic creature with 4.5m to 6.4m adult female and 3.4m to 4.1m adult male witha a weight of 520 to 1,100 kg adult. Their relationship with human is not so good. There is estimated to be unprovoked shark bite incident in 2012 to be 272 which is the largest as compared to different other species. Gradually the rates are lower in 2020 as compared to 2019, there is a drastic fall of 19.5% as in 2020.
2) The Tiger Shark
The tiger shark ( Galeocerdo cuvier). It has a length of 5m (16 ft 5 inch). Due to its dark stripes down it’s body which resembles the tiger pattern is called as tiger shark but these stripes fade away as the shark matures. They are found in temperate and tropical waters, and are mainly seen in central Pacific ocean. It comes second after the great white for fatal attacks on humans.
3) The Bull shark
The Bull shark ( Carcharhinus leucas) is also known as Zambezi shark. They are found worldwide along warm, shallow and coast of rivers. They are very well known for its aggressive nature and are found in both salt and fresh water. Make Bull shark grow upto 7 feet and females grow upto 11 feet. Their weight goes upto 91 to 227 kg. Human attacks are mainly found in freshwater and moreover less attacks are found and not every attack is fatal.
4) The Oceanic Whitetip shark
The oceanic whitetip shark ( Carcharhinus longimanus) also known as brown shark, lesser white shark. Its length ranges from 3.4m to 5m or 11ft to 13ft and its weight goes upto 167kg. It is aggressive towards humans. They are known to have attacked many survivor of ships.
5) The shortfin mako shark
The shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinxhus) also known as blue pointer or bonito shark. Its size can reach upto 4m (13ft in length). This shark species is classified as endangered species by IUCN. This species is sexually dimorphic with female exceeding a length of 12ft and weight of 570kg. It only shows 9 attacks out of which only one was fatal on human between 1580 to 2017. But after 2017 they are regularly blamed for attack on humans, which are mainly due to harrasment for catching or killing of the fish.
There are many more deadliest species of sharks which cause damage to humans.