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Tiger Sharks by Abdul
What they eat Tiger sharks will eat anything and everything that they come across. They eat fish, crustaceans, mollusks, dolphins, dugongs, seabirds, sea snakes, squid, seals, sea turtles, and even smaller sharks. They’ve even been seen attacking whales, but only if the whale is injured.
What eats them The only other creature that is known to eat tiger sharks (besides other sharks) are whales, particularly killer whales.
Where they live Tiger sharks are often found near the coast and in mainly tropical, sub-tropical, and temperate waters worldwide.
Reproduction Female tiger sharks mate once every 3 years, and the young develop inside the mother's body for up to 16 months. When tiger sharks mate, the male uses its teeth to hold the female still during, which causes the female a lot of discomfort.
Do people eat tiger sharks? Yes, people do eat tiger sharks. The tiger shark is captured and killed for its fins, meat, and liver. Shark liver is rich with vitamin A, which is used in the production of vitamin oils. Tiger sharks are considered a near endangered species due to excessive fishing, but they generally don’t face a high risk of extinction.
Interesting facts Tiger sharks obviously get their name from the tiger-like stripes on their backs. They also, like tigers do, stalk their prey by moving slowly and blending into their surroundings using their dark coloration. Tiger sharks have a tendency to confuse random objects like license plates, trash, tires, and baseballs for prey, earning them the nickname of the “Garbage can of the sea.” Because they're aggressive eaters, tiger sharks usually eat their prey whole when attacking. Tiger sharks are one of the strongest swimmers among the requiem sharks. Galeocerdo cuvier is the tiger shark's scientific name, and they are the only member of the genus Galeocerdo. They’re so dangerous, dolphins have been known to try and avoid tiger sharks by staying away from waters inhabited by them. Tiger sharks are considered to be sacred 'ancestor spirits' by some native Hawaiians. The native Hawaiians believe that their eyes have special seeing powers, which coincides with the fact that sharks have highly developed senses.