Baturyn Elementary School
The Tiger Shark
|THE TIGER SHARK
Everybody thinks that sharks are bloodthirsty creatures. But is that true? Today I will tell you about the endangered Tiger shark.
There colors are a bluish greenish gray to black. They can grow up to 20 feet long. They have a white underbelly. Tiger sharks teeth are serrated which means saw edged. You know the little dots on there nose those are called sensory pores that sense animals in the waters. These animals can live up to 30 to 40 years old.
They live in the warm waters of the coastal or the subtropics, such as the Pacific or Atlantic Oceans.
Tiger sharks eat fish, crustations, birds, mammals, reptiles, turtles, sea snakes, clams, and animals that are alive. They hunt only at night.
Tiger sharks enemies are humans because they hunt them for sport.
The Tiger shark can have up to 10 to 80 pups. The pups grow to be 20 to 30 inches long. While they are in the egg they are. It will take the pups 9 months to grow
This creature is nomadic and it hunts alone at night.
Why is it Endangered?
Tiger sharks are endangered because they are used for food and pills and other goods. They are also hunted for sport.
Other interesting facts
The Tiger shark is rarely a threat to humans. These are one out of three sharks to attack humans. They also travel in groups of three or four.
Now you now what the tiger shark eats and its behavior and now it is up to us to turn what people think are blood thirsty creatures into to what they really are normal fishes of the deep.
|Dutch translation will follow later|
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