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.Continue Reading
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
Goblin sharks live on or near the bottom of seamounts and continental slopes, as well as the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. The goblin shark has a long, slender head, snout and teeth, large parabola-shaped mouth, five short gill openings, tiny eyes and flabby body. It rarely appears along shores or in shallow waters. People have reported sightings near south of Pascagoula, Mississippi, in the northern Gulf of Mexico, and near San Clemente Island off the California coast.Full Answer >
Scholastic asserts that sharks are especially well adapted to an ocean environment due to their physical features, such as streamlined bodies for efficient swimming, rows of sharp teeth that grow back after they fall out and gills that extract oxygen from the water so they do not have to surface to breathe. Sharks live in all of Earth's oceans and migrate to find food.Full Answer >
Researchers tag great white sharks after capturing them on the ocean with a GPS-enabled wet-dry tracker. The tracker signals its location to a satellite whenever the shark surfaces during its movements.Full Answer >
Tiger sharks live in both open and coastal ocean areas at depths as low as 460 feet. They are commonly located in tropical and sub-tropical waters such as the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, Australia and New Zealand.Full Answer >