Top Ten Harmless Shark Species

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Sharks are often seen as deadly predators, but these shark species are nothing close to being deadly predators. Actually, all sharks are quite harmless if you don't mess with them, but these sharks are the most harmless

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1 Whale Shark Whale Shark The whale shark is the world's largest living shark as well as the largest living fish. Whale sharks grow up to 45 ft. (13.7 m) long, and can weigh as much as 13 tons (11.6 tonnes). Their mouths alone are a whopping 6 ft. (1.8 m) across-big enough to gulp down three percent of their body weight in food ...read more.

It might be the most gentle shark ever

They sound cute and harmless

Adorable whale shark. Look at its mouth.-Vestalis

This shark is just so cool! it just looks like a whale

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2 Megamouth Shark Megamouth Shark Megamouth sharks are a species of deepwater shark. The first one of this species was discovered in 1976 when a U.S. naval ship discovered something very strange caught on its sea anchor. Scientists dubbed it megamouth for obvious reasons. Since then, the megamouth shark has proved to be extremely elusive. ...read more.

Megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios) is a rare species of shark

Self-explanatory, it's a shark with a big mouth. Same thing as the whale shark, it feeds on planktons - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

3 Goblin Shark Goblin Shark

Aww, how adorable. He doesn't look horrifying, give him some love.-Vestalis

Goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) is a rare species of shark sometimes called the "living fossil" found in depths greater than 100m (adults found deeper than juveniles). It's the only extant member of its genus

This guy may look horrifying, but hey no need to be too afraid of it. It lives at the deep-sea, which is far far away from us - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

4 Basking Shark

Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is a large species of shark, second largest fish species after the whale shark found in temperate oceans

Same thing as the whale shark. A giant, but only eats planktons - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

5 Sandtiger Shark

Sandtiger shark (Carcharias taurus) is a species of shark found in subtropical and temperate waters

While it's a close relative of the fierce and dangerous great white shark, and the name is similar to the crazy-eating-machine tiger shark (this guy eats ANYTHING, including things that aren't even edible, like tyres, nails, etc), it's harmless to us, despite looking fearsome and being a strong swimmer - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

6 Wobbegong

Wobbegongs are awesome not deadly, I saw one when I went snorkeling!

Wobbegong is a common name given to 12 species of carpet sharks found in shallow tropical waters of western Pacific Ocean and eastern Indian Ocean (except for the Japanese wobbegong which occurs as far north as Japan)

This thing may not look like a shark at all, but it's a shark. It spends most of its time resting on the sea floor, feeding on little fish. It's harmless, yes, but it's sometimes accidently stepped on or touched by people, which causes it to bite those people - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

7 Blacktip Reef Shark

Blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) is a small species of shark found in tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Ocean

Not to be confused with the blacktip shark, which is responsible for some shark attacks (not all of those attacks are fatal though) - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

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10 Crocodile Shark

Crocodile shark (Pseudocarcharias kamoharai) is a small species of mackerel shark found in tropical waters

That name alone sounds like something that would come out from your nightmares, right? Despite that, this shark is considered harmless to us - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

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