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Shortfin Mako Shark Isurus oxyrinchus
Shortfin mako sharks are speed demons. They can swim up to 45 miles per hour.
Oceanic Whitetip Shark Carcharhinus longimanus
Oceanic whitetip sharks are top predators that love the wide-open ocean. They are recognized by their white-tipped fins.
Lemon Shark Negaprion brevirostris
When life gives you a lemon shark … celebrate! Lemon sharks get their name from their yellow-ish hue that allows them to blend into the ocean’s sandy bottom.
Blacktip Reef Shark Carcharhinus melanopterus
You can find a blacktip reef shark swimming shallow waters, sometimes showing off their black tip. Learn more with this ocean wildlife factsheet.
Hammerhead Shark Sphyrnidae
Hammerhead sharks are one of the most recognizable sharks in the sea. They have wide-set eyes, which gives them a better field of vision than other sharks.
Greenland Shark Somniosus microcephalus
Greenland sharks can live to up to 400 years! You can find Greenland sharks in the northern Atlantic and Arctic Ocean.
Bull Shark Carcharhinus leucas
Unlike most other sharks, bull sharks venture out of salt water habitats and can handle brackish or even fresh water. Learn more about bull sharks.
Nurse Shark Ginglymostoma cirratum
Nurse sharks prefer to stay close to the seafloor in warm, shallow waters. They live in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Oceans.
Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias
Great white sharks are warm-blooded, unlike most other sharks who are cold-blooded.
Tiger Shark Galeocerdo cuvier
Tiger sharks are known for being aggressive, and it’s true that they are second only to great whites in numbers of shark attacks on humans.
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