Where do Sharks Live?

There are more than 150 different kinds of sharks. All of these live in salt water, except for one species. In Central America there is a lake called lake Nicaragua, and there is a fresh water shark that lives there.

Actually, shark do not leave in any one “spot”, because they wander hundreds of miles looking for prey. Most big sharks are generally found living near the surface in the open sea.

But there are some that live deep down at the ocean bottom. Smaller sharks usually live near the shore, and they are found in most warm and temperate seas around the world.

Most people think of sharks. This is also true of some very big sharks, that is, unless they are attacked. One of these is the whale shark. This shark is found near the Cape of Good Hope an in meditteranian, pacific, and Caribbean right up to Florida.

The other “safe” big shark is the basking shark. It is the biggest fish of the North Atlantic, and is over 13 meters long. It likes to bask in the sun with its back partly out of the water.

But the most dreaded of all fish is the great white sharks, which is sometimes 12 meters long. It definitely attacks human beings.  

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