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

The Top Ten

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.

The most gentle and beautiful shark. - DinoLover4242

It might be the most gentle shark ever

Adorable whale shark. Look at its mouth.-Vestalis

So sweet :) They remind me of Eagle stingrays.

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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 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

5 Wobbegong

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

6 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

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

8 School Shark

School shark (Galeorhinus gales) is a species of houndshark found in temperate seas at depths down to about 800m. It;s the only member of its genus

We usually see sharks as a threat, but actually, WE are a threat to this shark. Its other name is soupfin shark, and of course, it got its other name for a reason... - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

9 Whitetip Reef Shark

Whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus) is a small species of shark found across the Indo-Pacific region. It's the only member of its genus

Not to be confused with the aggressive oceanic whitetip shark - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

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

The Contenders

11 Nurse Shark
12 Zebra Shark
13 Cookiecutter Shark Cookiecutter Shark

Ugh, nightmare fuel! - DinoLover4242

14 Greenland Shark

Greenland shark!

15 Blue Shark Blue Shark
16 Bull Shark Bull Shark The bull shark is a requiem shark that is considerably dangerous. These sharks live in both freshwater and saltwater environments. Bull sharks can be recognized by seeing a shark in freshwater and watching the shark due a hit and run.

Ok, who's the fella who posted this?! Bull sharks are dangerous! - DinoLover4242

17 Mako Shark Mako Shark
18 Scalloped Hammerhead
19 Winghead Hammerhead Shark
20 Bonnethead Shark
21 Great Hammerhead
22 Oceanic Whitetip Shark Oceanic Whitetip Shark
23 Blacktip Shark
24 Copper Shark
25 Shortfin Mako Shortfin Mako
26 Tiger Shark Tiger Shark The tiger shark is a species of requiem shark and the only extant member of the genus Galeocerdo. It is a large macropredator, capable of attaining a length over 5 m. Populations are found in many tropical and temperate waters, especially around central Pacific islands.
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