Defense for tiger sharks centers mostly on their anatomy and their behavior. Tiger sharks get very large, up to 16 feet in length and 1,400 pounds. They also have very powerful jaws, with the sharp teeth typical of shark... More »

The size of a shark depends on its species. The largest living shark, the whale shark, averages 31.82 feet long. The extinct megalodon was even bigger at about 60 feet long. The smallest shark is the dwarf lanternshark, ... More » Pets & Animals Marine Life Sharks

Tiger sharks are apex predators, but they are susceptible to being preyed upon by other apex predators -- especially humans. In addition to being consumed by humans as a result of finning and fishing operations, tiger sh... More »

The 400 living species of sharks defend themselves in a variety of ways that vary from species to species. Large species, such as great whites, basking sharks and whale sharks derive protection from their size; they are ... More »

Tiger sharks exist at the top of the food chain, and they prey on a wide variety of species, including fish, sea turtles and other sharks. Additionally, tiger sharks prey on sea-dwelling birds, catching them as they land... More »

Sand tiger sharks have 44 to 48 upper teeth and 41 to 46 lower teeth, so they can have anywhere from 85 to 94 teeth in total. The front teeth are long and jagged and can be seen even when the shark's mouth is shut. Many ... More » Pets & Animals Marine Life Sharks

Tiger sharks probably have a wider diversity of prey than any other shark species. Their primary prey species include fish, sea turtles, mollusks, sea birds and other sharks, but virtually anything swimming in the ocean ... More » Pets & Animals Marine Life Sharks