Of all the shark species that roam the oceans, only a handful have been attacked by humans and caused serious injury and death. Most of the time, sharks don’t want to interact with humans and don’t even want to eat us due to our low fat content!
Of course, the Great White Shark tops the list for bites and fatalities worldwide and due to its size, range and as a top predator, it is likely to remain on the list and in people’s perceptions. And just behind the Great White is the Tiger Shark which is also high on the list of dangerous sharks. It will eat just about anything and attack for no apparent good reason. Please give this shark the respect it deserves! It can be found in most oceans around the world and lives in shallow water in search of anything that can put it in its mouth. Instead there are toothed teeth that bite and tear the flesh.
Probably the most dangerous shark bull in the world is found in oceans and freshwater rivers and lakes. It is known by many names depending on geographic location, but this shark has a common character due to its high testosterone level. This shark will ambush humans or run away. If the opportunity presents itself then it should be considered very dangerous at all times. The reason for the Bull Shark is not top of the list because it is incorrect that other shark species have been blamed for the attack, so reliable views are not always available.
The rest of the list of dangerous sharks includes Hammerhead Shark, Mackerel, Sand Tiger, Blue Shark, White Ocean Tip, Black Tip and Reef Shark. Most simply bite and let go, but depending on where it bites, it can lead to blood loss, nerve damage, and even death if the artery is cut. Of course, there is no rule of thumb for these top predators, so caution is always advised.
The total number of sharks involved in bites and attacks is less than 50 per year, unless this is an unusual year. To give this perspective, there are about 500 species of sharks in the ocean, meaning that less than 10% of a human is known to bite, and most bites simply sting and result in a scar.
Shark bites are less likely if you have been hit by lightning, but if the shark bites you, there is little rest!
The total number of sharks responsible for bites and attacks worldwide is usually less than fifty per year. To compare this to the total number of shark species, there are about five hundred shark species in the sea, meaning less than 10% are known to bite or attack. Odds on your side are astronomical until you invite an attack or are incredibly ominous.