The Silky Shark get its name for its smooth skin. It is one of the most common shark species of the open ocean, but due to overfishing its status is now vulnerable.  Latin name Carcharhinus falciformis Maximum size in cm 330 Colour Deep, metallic bronze-gray above and white below. FoundContinue Reading

Probably the most common shark of the world, but its numbers are declining. The Spiny Dogfish can be found worldwide in temperate and subarctic waters, at all levels. Latin name Squalus acanthias Maximum size in cm 160 Colour Slate, few white spots, paler below Found where All levels Other names Spurdog, Mud Shark,Continue Reading

The Scalloped Hammerhead was always the most common Hammerhead Shark around. Yet thanks to overfishing and shark finning practices this species is now since 2008 on the “globally endangered” species list. In parts of the Atlantic Ocean, their populations have declined by over 95% in the past 30 years. Hammerheads areContinue Reading

King of the open seas, the Oceanic Whitetip Shark was once extremely common and widely distributed in the warmer oceans around the world. This slow-moving and inquisitive shark cruises slowly along the top of the water column looking to spot prey. Now it is on the brink of extinction inContinue Reading