Mako sharks, cookie cutter sharks, sandbar sharks, smooth dogfish and the common thresher are all types of sharks that live in the Atlantic Ocean. The bull shark, known as the most dangerous to humans, also inhabits the Atlantic Ocean.Know More
The porbeagle shark also lives in the Atlantic Ocean. This shark, known for its ability to swim very quickly, is close to extinction.
Mako sharks, though found primarily found in the Atlantic Ocean, are extremely migratory and can sometimes be spotted in more tropical regions. Mako sharks are eaten as seafood, but their population is dwindling.
The smalleye shark (also known as the golden hammerhead shark) is also found in the Atlantic Ocean. It is known for its small size, its hammer-shaped head and its odd, golden-beige color.
Another inhabitant of the Atlantic Ocean is the velvet belly lantern shark. This shark has a distinctive black stomach. It is bioluminescent, meaning that it emits light from its body. This is one of the most common sharks in the Atlantic, and it typically gets no larger than 18 inches.
The Atlantic Ocean is also home to the basking shark, the spiny dogfish and the dusky shark, all of which are sharks that are close to extinction.Learn more about Sharks
Sharks live in all the world's oceans. A few species can also live in fresh water. Sharks inhabit a wide variety of habitats within the ocean and can live in depths of up to 6,600 feet.Full Answer >
According to PBS, the average life span of a shark is 25 years. Life expectancy can vary among shark species. Sharks tend to live much longer in the wild than in captivity.Full Answer >
Roughly 400 shark species are scattered throughout all of the world's oceans in warm, temperate and cold waters. While some inhabit shallow, coastal regions, others are found in the extreme depths of the open water.Full Answer >
The United States and Australia boast the highest concentration of sharks, according to SurferToday.com. Sharks inhabit all of the world’s oceans, although research suggests as much as 70 percent of the oceans are devoid of sharks. According to Shark Foundation, the Antarctic Ocean holds nearly 40 species, and the Arctic Ocean is inhabited by porbeagle, thresher and Greenland sharks.Full Answer >