Bull Shark

Bull Shark – Shark of the month

The Bull Shark, also known as the Zambezi shark, is a large predator that is found in warm coastal waters through out the world. Unlike most shark species, bull sharks have the ability to swim and survive in fresh water and can be found thousands of miles up rivers. Bull Shark Anatomy and Appearance Bull […]

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Blue Shark

Shark of the month: Blue Shark

The Blue Shark With our Shark Guardian tour of UK schools underway we wanted to feature a shark in this months ‘Shark Guardian – Shark of the Month’ on the Blue Shark. A shark that is found in and around the waters of the UK and Europe. The Blue shark is a species of requiem  shark […]

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Dumb Gulper Shark

Shark of the month: Dumb Gulper Shark

  Dumb Gulper Shark   (Centrophorus harrissoni) The dumb gulper shark is a rare, deepwater dogfish found between the east coast of Australia and the north west of New Zealand.  Among other names, it is also known, amusingly, as the dumb shark! Anatomy and Appearance These greyish-brown sharks have a slender body and can grow up […]

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Tiger shark teeth

Shark Of The Month: Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

A large macro-predator, the tiger shark derives its name from the dark stripes down its body which resemble a tiger’s pattern. These dark stripes will fade as the shark matures. Tiger sharks have, over the past 50 years, received a lot of bad publicity due to their perceived aggressive behaviour towards humans. They are second on the […]

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Swell shark: amazing shark species

Shark of the month: SWELL SHARK!

The Swell shark, also known as Inflatable or balloon sharks, Cephaloscyllium ventriosum, is a Catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae. A new species of swell shark was only recently discovered in the Philippines in 2011 and locals named it ‘Bubble shark’. When we do our Shark Guardian presentations the children love this name and love the shark as […]

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Lemon shark - named because if its skin colour

Shark of the month: LEMON SHARK!

Found in sub tropical and tropical waters in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the lemon shark can grow to approximately 3 metres in length and weigh approximately 90 kilograms.  It is from the Carcharhinidae family.  There are 57+ species in this family that includes the more popular known Reef and Tiger sharks. Anatomy  and appearance […]

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Shark of the month: Thresher Shark

There are 3 species of thresher shark and all tend to be solitary creatures.  Although they do not appear to be a threat to humans there have been reports of divers being hit by their tail! Anatomy and Appearance Its name derives from the greek word for fox. Its impressive caudal fin can be as […]

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Leopard Shark slide used in Shark Guardian presentation

April Shark of the Month: ZEBRA (LEOPARD) SHARK

Zebra Sharks   (Stegostoma fasciatum or varium) Known by most of us in Thailand as Leopard sharks, these are one of Shark Guardians favourite sharks due to their beautiful colouring and friendly nature. An experience not to be missed as a diver is when you are able to get close to these sharks whilst moving slowly […]

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Shark of the month: OCEANIC WHITETIP

Last month we told you all about the porbeagle shark as it was 1 of the 5 shark species to be discussed at CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) this month, possibly to go on to Appendix 2. Well as we’ve been keeping you up to date about this you will all […]

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Porbeagle shark: Lamna Nasus

Shark of the month: PORBEAGLE SHARK

The Porbeagle shark was our focus for shark of the month in February 2013 since CITES (The convention on International trade in endangered species) was approaching at the beginning of March, 2013. This is one of the lesser known sharks, but one which is in real danger of disappearing from our waters unless they get […]

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