Tiger sharks are very unique and are only found in a few places around the world. Their population might be small, but they are creatures to be feared.
Tiger sharks got their name from their grayish-blackish stripes, which makes them resemble a tiger. While the tops of their heads are gray, their bottom is white, and their nostrils are shaped like half hearts. Their eyes help block out sunlight like sunglasses, with a unique wedged head shape that allows them to move quickly through the water and catch their prey. Tiger sharks can eat almost anything, including fish, seabirds, sea mammals, mollusks, sea turtles, carrion, items of refuse, and other sea animals. They live in tropical waters but have also been spotted off the coast of northern Greenland.
What makes tiger sharks unique is they have special pressure sensors in their skin that allows them to feel the pressure of their prey in the water, which makes for easier hunting. Their teeth have ridges in them that allow them to cause more damage to their prey; when a tooth of theirs gets old, it falls out and over time, a new one replaces it. Tiger sharks are also not picky eaters and will pretty much eat anything they find.
Tiger sharks mate in early summer and after 16 months, they lay eggs. They can hatch between ten to 80 baby sharks. When it’s two years old, the tiger shark can start having babies. Tiger sharks can grow to be roughly 66l to 2205 pounds and 13 feet to 20 feet in length.
Tiger sharks are amazing creatures with unique traits that make them different from other sharks.
The Encyclopedia of Animals