WHAT IS THE TIGER SHARK?
The tiger shark is called that because
it has tiger-like stripes on it's back and white
belly. Much the same way the common tiger is decorated.
It also has a thick-body and blunt stout. Tiger
sharks also have a spiracle gill slit behind their
eyes to help promote blood flow to their brain and
eyes. Like all sharks they have a great sense of
smell and very keen eyesight and they can hear injured
prey miles away.
Tiger sharks can grow to 20 feet in length but the
average length tends to be closer to 10 feet. They
also feed on fish, turtles, crabs, clams, birds
and other sharks or anything else if they get too
hungry. This animal is solitary and spends all of
it's time alone unless it is mating. It's habitat
is 1200 feet down from the surface and it lives
in tropical waters along the earth's equator.