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What does a shark look like?

Kristina Firsova
Kristina Firsova
April 9, 2013
What does a shark look like?

The shark is one of the most dangerous predators on the planet. Sharks live not only in oceans and seas, but often swim in rivers. You must be careful when resting on the banks of large reservoirs, in Russia it is the Black and Azov Seas. To get out of the water in time, you need to determine that there is a shark nearby. To do this, you need to know what a shark looks like. The features of the structure of the species of this predator can be found.

White shark

The biggest shark is white. She got the name because of the white color of her belly. But before you know what color her belly, trouble can happen. This is the most bloodthirsty member of the shark family. It has a brown coloring of the sides and back, it can also be black or gray. See how this predator looks like a white shark. The photo is located below. The weight of this giant can reach 8-10 tons. And the size - up to 15 meters (maybe more). The body has a structure that is exactly the same as the body of an ordinary fish. The streamlined body allows the shark to reach speeds of up to 35-40 kilometers per hour.

White shark

Whale shark

All sharks look almost the same, they are united by the famous spin fin, according to which this toothy fish can be recognized. The sizes of sharks differ depending on their species. The whale shark is the safest for humans. Although its size may exceed 18 meters, it prefers to track plankton, rather than man. Looking at the photo of a whale shark, you can see that the fish’s head is flattened; this shark is very different in structure from its other counterparts. The color of the whale shark is light gray. The skin is covered with spots, rare on the back, small and frequent closer to the head.

Whale shark

Tiger shark

If you look at the photo of a tiger shark, it becomes scary. This predator can eat its fellows, regardless of their size. The very same tiger shark often does not exceed the size of 4 meters. She, like no one from the shark family, can sense blood even at very large distances. The tiger shark has a gray color, and at a young age it is striped, with dark brown stripes - tiger.

Tiger shark

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