Tiger sharks are found in bays, lagoons, coral reefs, river estuaries, inshore and offshore. They usually travel alone although they have been found in small schools. Tiger sharks move slowly but are capable of short bursts of speed. Tiger sharks prefer to hunt at night and are perhaps the most dangerous shark to humans.
The tiger shark is named for its dark stripes that run along its back which fade as the shark matures. It is one of the largest sharks in the ocean. The tiger shark can sense and detect small electrical impulses in fish, making it a devastating predator at night. The tiger shark teeth are large and serrated with abroad jaw, enabling the tiger shark to devour large prey.
What Does A Tiger Shark Eat?
An adult tiger shark mainly eats sharks, skates, and rays. They have also been known to eat turtles, seabirds, dolphins, ray, sharks, schooling fish, and crabs. They tend to have a habit of ingesting inanimate objects which scientists believe they eat to regulate buoyancy.
Claim to Fame
The tiger shark will eat almost anything. They have been reported eating all kinds of inanimate objects including human garbage which scientists suggests is a method of improving the sharks buoyancy. Since they are not picky eaters, humans need to be extra weary of these guys.
The tiger shark accounts for a high percentage of shark attacks every year and they are sometimes referred to as the man-eater shark.