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Sand Tiger Shark

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Sharks have lived in our oceans for more than 420 million years! Come visit them now at Sea Life Busan Aquarium

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Coastal Waters


Up to 320cm


Sea snails, Crustaceans


Worldwide in subtropical waters

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Sand Tiger Shark

Scientific Name: Carcharias taurus
Common Name: Grey Nurse Shark

Sand Tiger Sharks look ferocious with a mouth full of pointy teeth, but our divers regularly jump in with them because they aren't dangerous to humans. They are, however, voracious predators of small fish, crustaceans and squid, feeding mostly at night and close to the ocean floor. They can also be found worldwide in subtropical to warm temperature waters.


Did you know?

  • Adult Sand Tiger Sharks tend to have scattered reddish-brown spots
  • They are the only shark to maintain neutral buoyancy by gulping air at the water's surface and hold it in their stomach, this allows them to hover motionless in water
  • They can be found from the surface of the water to 200m deep
  • They can detect electrical signals from prey about 20 to 30 cm away

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