Sand Tiger Sharks off North Carolina

Sand Tiger Sharks off North Carolina

Zoo - Sand Tiger Shark- Berlin- August 2011

A Sand Tiger

Sand Tiger Shark

Also Known as Ragged-Toothed Sharks,these strange animals are in the Odontaspididae family.They are mostly found in the Indian and Atlantic oceans.This shark has a large second dorsal finn and measures to be about 10 feet tall.It weighs from 200 to 350 lbs which is quite light compared to other sharks.Most of these sharks are a brownish color and possess a swim bladder wich lets it control its buoyancy.Their teeth are small,sharp,and jagged and can impale many fish.At birth sand tigers are already 1 meter long.The strongest pups eat the embyros.