Sand Tiger Shark
Sand Tiger Sharks – or Carcharias taurus - look ferocious! And they are! They are voracious predators, feeding mostly at night and close to the ocean floor. They can grow to be over 9 feet long.
But don’t worry. Their diet consists only of small fish, Crustaceans and Squid. They are found in warm or temperate waters throughout the world’s oceans, with the exception of the Eastern Pacific.
The Sand Tiger Shark has one curious habit. They are the only shark we know of that comes up to the surface of the water and takes gulps of air, which they hold in their stomach. This clever trick enables them to achieve neutral buoyancy and float motionless in the water, waiting for prey.