Tiger sharks at tiger beach bahamas

 

Tiger Sharks

Description:
The tiger shark (Galeocerdo Cuvier) is a species of requiem shark and the only extant member of the genus Galeocerdo. Commonly known as the "Sea Tiger", the tiger shark is a relatively large macro predator, capable of attaining a length over 5 m (16 ft. 5 in).

Size:
Tiger sharks can grow up to 20 feet. On average they are about 10 feet long usually.

Shark Attacks:
The tiger shark does occasionally attack people and is greatly feared, but people are not sought out by sharks.

Social Groups:
Tiger sharks usually are solitary animals except during their mating season.

Habitat:
Tiger sharks go from the surface to 1,200 feet (340 m). They swim in tropical waters worldwide and in some temperate seas. They inhabit both the shoreline and open waters, ranging perhaps up to 500 miles.

Life Span:
The life span of the tiger shark is currently unknown.