The Most Bloodthirsty Sharks in the World

The Most Bloodthirsty Sharks in the World

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Many people think that sharks – it’s ferocious creatures, hungry for human flesh and blood, but in fact only a few species of sharks really dangerous to humans. We will tell you about the 10 most bloodthirsty sharks, enduring in the world’s oceans.

Bull shark

In the first place there is a bull shark. These sharks attack humans regularly, so they were on the list first. And most of the attacks are fatal.

Bull shark - most often attacks people.
Bull shark – most often attacks people.

Bull sharks according to studies are among the most aggressive hunters in the world. They live in both salt and fresh water. Body length of bull sharks more than 3 meters, and the weight comes to 320 kilograms. They have an aggressive nature, powerful jaws and distributed in the muddy water, which is why so often there are attacks on the people.

Bull sharks made a terrible series of attacks in 1916 off the coast of New Jersey. Were suspected bulls sharks, because some attacks have occurred in the river. the movie “Jaws” was created thanks to these terrible events.

Bull sharks have inspired Peter Benchley to create a novel "Jaws".
Bull sharks have inspired Peter Benchley to create a novel “Jaws”.

White shark

Second place among the bloodthirsty predators of the ocean take the white shark, or as they are called man-eating sharks. This glory white sharks got no wonder, since recorded many cases of attacks of fatal for humans. These terrible predators can reach a length of 6 meters and weigh about 2 tons.

Only from 1990 to 2011 it recorded 139 attacks of white sharks that victimize people began. Biting, shark tasting the items, so they often bite off pieces of floats, surfboards and other items caught the water, and people are no exception. In addition, it is believed that they confuse surfers silhouette with pinnipeds which are length them ordinary food. Most attacks occur in low visibility conditions.

The percentage of survivors after the attack of the white shark is so high because after the first bite people manage to escape, startling shark sharp blow.
The percentage of survivors after the attack of the white shark is so high because after the first bite people manage to escape, startling shark sharp blow.

But, perhaps, the percentage of survivors after bites of white sharks is so high due to the fact that these sharks are afraid of sharp blows. Most often, people die from loss of blood, which can occur after the first bite, as the white shark cause terrible wounds with their sharp teeth. In rare cases, these giants can even attack the boat and drown them.


Tiger shark

These sharks have coloring, like a tiger, destroying everything in its path. At length they reach about 3.3 meters, and the weight comes to 635 kilograms.

Tropical tiger shark attack in many areas: the coast of Australia, Florida, Senegal, New South Wales, Samoa, Puerto Rico, and so on. Hawaii 3-4 attack occurs annually.

In the stomachs of tiger sharks caught are often parts of bodies of people.
In the stomachs of tiger sharks caught are often parts of bodies of people.

From 1959 to 1976 with the aim of protecting travelers shot off 4668 tiger sharks, however, the number of attacks is not reduced. In Hawaii it is forbidden to feed the sharks.


Whitetip shark

These sharks are also cannibals. They swim in the Red Sea. That whitetip shark ate a few hundred American sailors from the wrecked ship.

If white sharks often attack near the shore, the whitetip sharks are very dangerous for the people caught in the open ocean, they often attack people who have suffered a shipwreck or air. But in the coastal waters of several attacks were reported. In 2010, white-tip shark in Egypt seriously injured 4 people and killed a swimmer on the beach in Sharm el-Sheikh.

Jacques Cousteau called the oceanic white tip sharks most dangerous in the world, he said that these are the only sharks, absolutely not afraid of divers.
Jacques Cousteau called the oceanic white tip sharks most dangerous in the world, he said that these are the only sharks, absolutely not afraid of divers.

Shortfin mako shark

Shortfin mako shark also belong to the bloodthirsty sharks. These dangerous predators swim at a speed of 50 kilometers per hour and can jump high above the water. From 1980 to 2010, these sharks made people 42 attacks resulted in the death of 3 cases. Also it recorded 20 cases of attacks on boats.

High speed, power and impressive dimensions allow shortfin mako shark inflict serious injury. But they are not likely to treat people as food. Most of the attacks provoke the people themselves, for example, many of the injuries were received when the capture of sharks.

Shortfin mako shark is considered to be the fastest of all existing sharks.
Shortfin mako shark is considered to be the fastest of all existing sharks.

Grey reef shark

By its nature, it is dangerous and voracious predators, however, they are not often attack people. They are curious and fearless, so swim quite close to the people. If they do not provoke, they rarely show aggression. Although gray reef sharks are large, they are considered harmless in comparison with their more aggressive counterparts.

7 attacks of grey reef shark on humans have been reported for 2011, none of the attacks did not end with death.

Were reported cases of reef shark attacks, but most of them are provoked by humans.
Were reported cases of reef shark attacks, but most of them are provoked by humans.

Sand shark

These predators master role of assassins still in the womb, eating their brothers and sisters. There are several cases of attacks on people sand sharks. In general, they are considered non-aggressive, but from 1990 to 2011 they carried out 30 attacks, and in one case the person died. It is believed that the most aggressive males are sand sharks in the mating season.

Sand shark
Sand shark

Blue shark

Blue sharks often attack people. Like their cousins, the blue shark attack man out of curiosity. 34 attacks of blue shark on humans have been reported for 2011, in a few cases, they attacked the boat. Of the 34 attacks 8 have been fatal to humans.

Blue shark
Blue shark

Hammerhead shark

These predators have a fairly bad reputation. They are often the cause of death inattentive divers.

Great hammerhead is large and impressive jaws, it is, no doubt, can cause serious injuries incompatible with life. When faced with people they can show aggression without provocation.

When the hammerhead shark is preparing to attack, it lowers the fins and makes towards the victims of sudden movements. 34 attack of a giant hammerhead registered on 2011 people, and one attack ended in death.

Most hammerhead sharks are afraid of people or do not express interest in them.
Most hammerhead sharks are afraid of people or do not express interest in them.

Lemon shark

Lemon Shark is the latest in a list of the most bloodthirsty sharks. There are more than 20 attacks of yellow sharks, but, fortunately, none of the attack was not fatal. The biggest aggression lemon shark demonstrated during mating.

These sharks have a delicious memory, moreover, they are vindictive. There was a case when the Caribbean shark attacked and bitten lemon shark through her side, then the lemon shark attacked all reef sharks, which appeared in its territory.

Overall provoke lemon shark to attack easy as they react to any sudden movements.

Lemon sharks attracted by the sounds of court blades.
Lemon sharks attracted by the sounds of court blades.

Although many scientists argue that sharks are mostly attack, if they provoke, do not know what they have in mind, wildlife response is always unpredictable. All of these sharks are dangerous to humans, it is better not to deal with them, because they are natural killers and their wild instincts take up.