A large female Bull shark coming in for a snack!

 

Bull Shark


Description:
The bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas), named for its stocky body and ferocious reputation, is most famous for its remarkable ability to thrive in both saltwater and freshwater. It has a grey, robust body, a paler underside, and a blunt, rounded snout.

Size:
Bull Sharks tend to range around 7-12 feet long with the adult males growing to 7 feet and females growing to 11.5 feet long.

Shark attacks:
The bull shark is a frequent attacker of people. It's one of the more aggressive shark species and swims in very shallow waters where people tend to swim.

Habitat:
The bull shark is found close to shore and can live for a while in fresh water, frequenting estuaries, rivers and lakes. It has been found up to 1,750 miles (2800 km) up the Mississippi River in the USA and 2,500 miles (4000 km) up the Amazon River in Peru. It has been found in Lake Nicaragua (Central America) and the Zambezi River (Africa).

Population:
It is very common to find the Bull shark around the world.