Description: The bull shark is well known for its unpredictable, often aggressive behavior that many scientists believe they may be more dangerous to humans than any other species of sharks, and that they join tiger sharks and great white sharks as the three shark species most likely to attack humans. Bull sharks get their name from their short, blunt snout, as well as their pugnacious disposition and a tendency to head-butt their prey before attacking. They are medium-size sharks, with thick, stout bodies and long pectoral fins. They are gray on top and white below, and the fins have dark tips, particularly on young bull sharks.
Where found: The bull shark is found all over the world in many different areas and has been known to travel long distances. The bull shark is common in warm coastal areas, in rivers and lakes, and occasionally streams if they are deep enough in both salt and fresh water. They are found cruising the shallow, warm waters of all the world’s oceans. They are fast, agile predators, and will eat almost anything they see, including fish, dolphins, birds, turtles, and even other sharks. Humans are not, part of their diet but, they frequent the turbid waters of estuaries and bays, and often attack people inadvertently or out of curiosity.
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Size: 7 to 12ft and weigh 200-500 lbs.
Season: Shark Season starts in April and runs through September.