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All About Tiger Sharks

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Jena Taki

on 18 April 2014

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Tiger Sharks are Chondrichthyes their scientific name is Galeocerdo cuvier
All About Tiger Sharks
Tiger sharks move very fast because most of their body is made out of cartilage which makes them move faster,
They use their fins to move in the right direction.Like any other Shark.
Their wedge-shaped head allows them to turn quickly.
They can reach a speed of 20 mph which is pretty fast in the water.
How they get around?
They are related to blue sharks, lemon shark and bull sharks they have similarities in their body structure but have different colors .
Tiger Sharks eat anything and when I say anything they eat anything,they eat turtles,birds,other sharks.
Besides normal prey they even eat garbage like tires, nails or car license plates even cameras, those items have been found in their stomachs.
What do they eat?
Where do they live ?
The only animal they endanger are green sea t
since tiger sharks eat any thing the green sea turle has no other predator.
Do tiger sharks Endanger other animals?
Tiger Sharks Classification
Chondrichthyes are only shark species .
They are consumers.
They are Benthos since they swim around to get their food.
Close Relatives of Tiger Sharks
Tiger shark eating a turtle :(
How Many babies do they have ?

There are at least 41 pups in a birth
When they are young they are at least 50-70cm
The mom keeps them them in Her stomach for at least 15-16 weeks
This is what a baby shark looks like at 15 weeks

Tiger sharks live in mostly the Pacific Ocean and in like temperate waters .

People may leave their trash in the ocean then the Tiger shark may come and eat it and choke and die.
Tiger Sharks are also endangered because people use them as "food" and make soup with the fins or just fry them like chicken.Yuck! but do not worry it is mostly in Japan and China in America it is illegal to eat shark fins.
Yes most Tiger Shark species are endangered
Interesting Facts about Tiger sharks

When the tiger sharks are born and some mothers may abandon there babies they try to eat each other, or separate ,so technically the
keeps the peace.
They have amazing eyesight which is why they tend to hunt at night.
They can camouflage with their blue or green color to help them blend in better with the surroundings in the water.
They are the fourth largest shark found in the world

Tiger sharks are at top of the food chain.
Who eats Tiger Sharks?
The Great white shark can be a predator to the tiger shark however they tend to go after tiger shark babies.
Great white sharks
Food chain
Tiger sharks are at top of food chain
Body Structure
Work cited
Google Images
Lemon Shark
Blue shark
Bull shark
Body Structure of Tiger shark
They have a nictitating membrane over the eyes, two dorsal fins, an anal fin, and five gill slits.
The tiger shark commonly attains a length of 3–4.2 m (9.8–13.8 ft) and weighs around 385–635 kg (849–1,400 lb)
Here is a picture of a tiger shark that died after fins were cut off
mi familia
Tiger shark
They can be spotted near the reefs or sometimes near the transition zone (middle part of the ocean).
Tiger sharks are important in the ocean
They tend to eat very efficiently, going after the old, sick, or slower fish in a population that they prey upon, keeping that population healthier.
Sharks groom many populations of marine life to the right size so that those prey species don’t cause harm to the ecosystem by becoming too populous.
Please don't hate me because I am a shark I serve a purpose in the ocean
Tiger shark eating under water camera
Female sharks mate once every three years.
Mating takes place in the northern Hemisphere
Southern Hemisphere, mating takes place in November, December, or early January
They mate like any other sharks
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By: Jena Taki
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