Text of The Sand Tiger Shark (Carcharias taurus) Kelly Griffith & Jessica Bray
The Sand Tiger Shark (Carcharias taurus) Kelly Griffith &
A few Sand Tiger Sharks roaming in the Indian Ocean, near
Habitat The Sand Tiger Shark lives along the coasts of the
western Atlantic Ocean from the Gulf of Maine to Argentina. They
also range through the eastern Atlantic from Europe to North Africa
and inhabit the Mediterranean Sea. They live typically in shallow
water, a lot of the time they journey into deeper waters near the
How to Make a Living The Sand Tiger Shark is a scavenger. This
shark will eat fish, crabs, turtles, mammals, sea birds, clams,
reptiles, other sharks, and just about anything else that happens
to come its way.
Size Does Matter!! The Sand Tiger Shark can grow up to 20 feet.
The newborns are 20-30 inches long and totally independent. The
average Sand Tiger Shark is 10 feet long. These sharks can weigh
between 200 and 300 pounds. Somebody please call Jenny Craig!
Life span The life span of the Sand Tiger Shark is unknown.
This is because it is difficult to keep any shark in
And Theyre Off!! The female Sand Tiger Shark retains a packet
of 15-20 eggs in each of her oviducts. The first embryo to develop
eats all the other eggs. This buffet goes on for a year, until the
two pups are born.
Population Estimate The Sand Tiger Shark is not on the
Endangered Species list, but it is hunted none the less. This is
because of the fear that humans have of them. So, to alleviate that
fear, humans go on killing sprees. But despite this, the population
of Sand Tiger Sharks is still thriving.
Bibliography Encyclopedia: Encyclopedia Americana Website:
http://www. snap-shot. com/photos/ fish/sharks/tiger/index.html
Book: Carrick, Carol. 1977 Sand Tiger Shark Clarion Books N.Y.,