The 7 Most Popular Types of Sharks

Angel Sharks: Once common, angel sharks are now critically endangered due to overfishing, possessing flattened bodies resembling rays and unique features such as eyes on the top of their heads.

Basking Sharks: Named for their sun-bathing-like behavior, basking sharks are the world's second-largest shark species, primarily feeding on plankton and facing population decline due to overfishing.

Tiger Sharks: Aggressive predators found in tropical waters, tiger sharks rank among the largest shark species, boasting six senses and impressive lengths of up to 18 feet.

Whale Sharks: The largest fish species globally, whale sharks feature distinctive mouths, unique patterns for identification, and lifespans estimated at 100-150 years, primarily inhabiting warm oceanic waters.

Bull Sharks: Known for their adaptability to both freshwater and saltwater environments, bull sharks possess aggressive tendencies, making them responsible for a significant number of shark attacks on humans.

Great White Sharks: Recognized for their sizable lengths and powerful senses, great white sharks exhibit curious behavior and are subject to conservation efforts, particularly in South Africa.

Hammerhead Sharks: With their peculiarly shaped heads and various species, hammerhead sharks are known for their diverse diets, impressive visual range, and ability to give birth to large litters.