What kind of sharks live in Australia?

Featuring detailed illustrations of the sharks that call Australia home, this amazing book profiles key species, such as the great white shark, the whale shark, the great hammerhead shark and the grey nurse shark, as well as introducing young readers to more exotic species such as the cookiecutter shark and the tassled …

What is the most common shark found in Australia?

The tasselled wobbegong is the most common species to Australia, feeding on fish and jellyfish.

What is the deadliest shark in Australia?

Australia’s oceans are also home to the three most deadly sharks responsible for almost all recorded shark attacks in Australia, namely the Great Whites, Tiger Sharks and Bull Sharks. That being said, despite the omnipresent fear of shark bite, 97% of all shark species are harmless.

Are there blue sharks in Australia?

Distribution. It is the most wide-ranging shark species, being recorded in all tropical and temperate seas, from 50 degrees north to 40 degrees south. In Australia it is recorded from all marine waters except the Arafura Sea, Gulf of Carpentaria and Torres Strait.

What country has the most sharks?

The USA and Australia are the most sharks infested countries in the world. Since the year 1580, a total of 642 shark attacks killed more than 155 people in Australia. In the United States, 1,441 attacks have already caused over 35 deaths.

Are there bull sharks in Australia?

In Australia, the Bull Shark occurs from Perth, around the northern coastline and down the east coast to Sydney2. In the Swan Canning Riverpark they have been caught as far upstream as the Maylands Yacht Club. The Bull Shark can live in a wide range of habitats from coastal marine and estuarine to freshwater.

Are there hammerhead sharks in Australia?

Australian hammerhead shark populations are in decline. Scalloped hammerheads are estimated to have lost up to ~80% of their original population in QLD waters (2). Hammerhead sharks are particularly vulnerable to being caught in gillnets (fishing nets) because of the unique shape of their head.

Are lemon sharks aggressive?

Lemon sharks are a non-aggressive species, not prone to biting unless provoked or threatened. There have only been 22 reported instances of a lemon shark biting a person, and zero fatalities. They grow up to roughly ten feet in length, and get their name from the yellowish tinge to their skin.

Are there tiger sharks in Australia?

The tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) is found in tropical and warmer temperate waters of all the world’s oceans. Its Australian distribution includes all northern Australia, extending south to Perth in the west and Bass Strait in the east.