The bronze whaler is much more slender with a pointed snout. Against a far larger great white, you can die instantly. 5 ocean dwelling critters that could kill f***** pussy great white sharks: 1) orcas, 2) sperm whales, 3) giant squid, 4) box jellyfish, 5) collasial squid. Whakatane Beacon photographer Louis Klaassen photographed what many believed was a bronze whaler about 3.30pm. Though large and powerful, the copper shark is not particularly aggressive towards humans unless in the presence of food. SRI conducts and sponsors rigorous, peer-reviewed field research about sharks and uses science-based information to educate and advocate for shark conservation policies and protections by the world The fins have dark markings along the edges and white or dusky tips. If the tiger shark has more attacks and more fatalities than the bull shark, why is it # 3 instead of # 2? And we will continue to own and dominate the pussy fish because they were born to be killed and eaten by us. There are three rows of long, sharp, pointy teeth which menacingly protrude from the sharks mouth. It wins out statistically. F****** great white is probably not even in the top 10. Several fatalities. Many of the attacks seem to have involved spear-fishing where the shark has gone for the catch. This family contains such illustrious members as the great white shark and prehistoric megalodon. The bronze whaler shark has long, jagged teeth. are you kidding me? Greatest number of Shark attacks in the world is Volusia County Florida. Megladons are extinct, I don’t know where you got that from but it’s not true. The Bronze Whaler shark has a blunt and broad snout of moderate length which is sharply rounded or pointed. With this speed the mako shark can make incredible  leaps out of the water. Bronze whaler shark Next. See more ideas about Shark, Whalers, Animals. Bulls also go by more names than most sharks, which is indication of its range and distribution. This streamlined shark is capable of bursts of speed which it uses for chasing down its prey of squid and fish. The Bronze Whaler Shark is normally found in temperate areas or latitudes and they prefer to stay in larger groups. Required fields are marked *. A cone snail kill a 20-foot shark? The Bronze Whaler shark is a large species and can reach a maximum size of at least 325 cm and weigh up to 250 kg. That said they have been known to attack and they have been responsible for two deaths”. However, only one fatality has ever been recorded worldwide, according to data from the Florida Museum. 5. Most of those White Tip Kills? Post Oct 22, 2005 #10 2005-10-22T08:45. id say in reality though cookie cutters are more dangerous if they werent so deep. 7. Copper sharks attack humans infrequently, but the species places tenth in the number of unprovoked attacks on people. The Bronze Whaler shark has no inter dorsal ridge. Set between crushingly powerful jaws are rows of triangular  teeth around 3 inches long which are serrated along either side. They go by a number of names including grey nurse shark, ragged-tooth shark and blue-nurse sand tiger and are found in warm waters around the world. See my above comment on your first retarded post 5. The Sharks are one of the most feared species in the world, when in reality they are probably the ones who shouldn’t be feared. The expression is tongue in cheek 2. Few animals instill quite the same fear as sharks. This is main reason for Australian caged beaches. It comes well equipped in the jaws department too with several rows of triangular, serrated teeth ideal for slicing through prey. You respond to a tongue&cheek post as if it were serious with personal comments and you think I have issues? It is without doubt the most dangerous shark in the tropics and accounts for the majority of attacks in Australia and Hawaii. With its size and dentition the whaler does pose a threat to humans and has been implicated in quite a few attacks. You have serious issues 3. The Bronze Whaler (C. brachyurus) is well known in the southern half of Australia, but is also occasionally found in waters of southern Queensland. But at the end of the day, accidental or not, GWs still kill the most people…. Are Bronze whaler sharks good eating? Favourite answer. Attacks: 155 Fatalities: 29The tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) is big, common and aggressive. Attacks: 34 Fatalities: 1The hammerhead sharks are actually a family of sharks (Sphyrnidae) which range in size from less than a metre (3ft) to over 6 metres (20ft). That said they have been known to attack and they have been responsible for two deaths. Large sharks, up to 3.5 metres and 300 kg. The scraps are thrown directly into the sea next to the pier, and of course the sharks love a free feed. Do you also criticize Star Wars because The Force doesn’t exist? Yes. I have surfed all US Coasts. I’d rather get caught in the water with a great white over a mako, Tiger, or Bull shark any day though. It's a bigger and heavier shark. Highly territorial this shark will attack other species that it feels threaten its territory and that includes humans. Hm. The biggest great white specimens are around 6.5 metres (22ft) in length. Sharks are pussy fish in general. But, if a bull or a mako attack you, they’ll flee after realizing you taste like crap and from all your hitting. so really were the dumb ones, how the hell could the sand tiger shark be on this list. Despite looking terrifying, the teeth are designed for grasping small slippery prey such as fish and squid. But given many of Bull Shark attacks go unrecorded one can’t possibly put any shark above the white shark. Great whites are most concentrated around the shores of South Africa, Australia, Northeast USA, California, Japan and the Mediterranean. The Great White is not the most deadly shark in the world. Have you ever seen a great white shark in seaworld or anything like that? that Great White I just have to hope has recently eaten, the other 3 will most likely attack even if they have. Generally blacktips are fairly small measuring less than 5ft (1.6m), however bigger specimens can reach up to 9ft (2.8m) and weigh over 100kg (220lb). Sean said: "This was one of the most incredible wildlife encounters I’ve had. Great whites actually have no interest in eating humans, nowhere near enough flesh, and it seems most attacks are mistaken identity or the shark just being inquisitive. Because the bull can swim in fresh water? Do not try to skin the fish. Your trying to tell me it’s existed for millions of years and there’s never been an attack? Although, great white sharks hunt in singulars, and by themselves are much mare dangerous then a bull shark is alone. The Australian is very aggressive. Eat as much shark as you wan’t to, dumbass. “It just looks scarier”?? Whilst slow moving and lethargic the oceanic whitetip can be incredibly aggressive and persistent. In reality they are not tigers at all and relatively docile. I don’t think you would be feeling the same if a short fin mako or open ocean white was coming at you at 40mph with a wide mouth full of buzzsaw teeth. The ISAF has 41 attacks by blacktip sharks on record, one of which was fatal. Answer Save. The bull shark hunts in groups, and that is how they are effective at killing. These include the Ganges shark, Nicaragua shark, river shark, Swan River Whaler,   shovelnose, bull whaler, Fitzroy Creek whaler, square-nose, and Van Rooyen’s shark. It really is a bit of a bruiser with its heavy build and incredibly thick skin (8 times thicker than cowhide). Yet with around 400 shark species it is only a tiny minority that present any danger to humans. The broadnose sevengill shark is considered potentially dangerous to humans, as it is aggressive when provoked. Wtf Great Whites have driven them to fear over the years as they swim faster bulky enough to stun or kill if they hit one on the right spot, they’re teeth are one of the sharpest if not the sharpest in the world, combine that with their really strong bite force it will tear chunks from the KW. It is a more powerful, better armed killing machine. They would be confined to deep sea even if they did exist. And I think most of the points you made are included above. Combined with its bulk this is like being hit by a freight train and will stun or even kill the prey. What is wrong with you? There is more than enough fish, turtles, eels etc in the river that I guess they don’t particularly feel the need to go after the daily human and cattle hanging out in the water. I sat on the egde leaning over with my camera, with my mother a little concerned at the possiblity of falling in. This shark has been recorded at up to 46 mph (74km/h) and some scientists suggest it can go much faster. But they are frequent attackers, making up the highest percentage of shark attacks in Florida. Look at those statistics.. Actually most recent data shows virtually every great white attack and or death was the result of either accidental bites while the shark was eating other prey or “taste” bites and the shark left. Your email address will not be published. As most of the other 400 species of sharks have caused NO human deaths this means [statistically] that the sand tiger is in the top ten…, well i would never have guessed that. I watched Jaws in theaters when I was 12-13, I spent the next 3 years in the school library researching them…learned that sharks are cool and they kill for food cause of instinct and not for fun like humans……dont eat sharks and dont buy china based shark products………they are cool and many generations should enjoy seeing them living free in the world!!! great whites are gental creatures. I do that alot and NO sharks get ME! we cal them grey nurse sharks here in australia and there considered to be the most placid shark roaming around in our waters. I only approved this post so the rest of the World could see how much of an idiot you are…. Combined with its size the mako has an incredible turn of speed. Of course not. Attacks: 104 Fatalities: 26The bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) is considered to be the most dangerous shark of all by many. To enquire about image usage and fees, please contact us directly with your enquiry, or alternatively click the $ / Image Inquiry link once you add an image to your lightbox. The chances of you surviving a bull shark attack are much greater than a great white. There are several reasons why this shark is considered particularly dangerous including its physical attributes. Also, I suspect many attacks by bull sharks are wrongly attributed to other species. More common prey include fish, seals, dolphins, birds and turtles. Jaws was nonsense. What makes bull sharks particularly dangerous to humans is the likelihood of crossing paths with one of these brutes is higher than with any other of the dangerous sharks. They used to be labeled as Great White kills until more studies showed that behavioral odds point towards the White Tip and not the Great White. My husband caught a beauty!? Beats up on baby sea lions either because it is too slow or too stupid to catch the adults!! Bronze whaler sharks are 'potentially dangerous due to their large size and occurrence very close to shore', according to Sharksmart. Attacks: 32 Fatalities: 4Another member of the requiem shark family, the Blue Shark (Prionace glauca) is one of the most widespread  and common sharks. There have been 104 recorded attacks of which a third were fatal. The World's Deadliest and most dangerous... October 5, 2015 by Chris Simons 64 Comments. Off Smyrna Beach on Summer mornings you can see hundreds of sharks clearing their gills and converging just beyond the break. We can only hide on big steel ships and use tech to kill them. Call it a pussy fish just because movies have overrated the shark, but i bet you won’t when you,re diving right in front of it. Great white sharks are pussy fish. Description. Combined with their far greater physical power than a bull shark, you’re guaranteed to die unless the GWS decides to spare your life. Are you serious? The GW shark is highly misunderstood and villanized mainly due to an overrated 70s horror film and it’s unfortunate name association. Reaching a whopping 6+ metres (20ft), weighing up to 600kg (1,300 lb) and equipped with teeth similar to those of the bull shark there is no doubt the great hammerhead could easily inflict deadly injuries on a human. Shark - Whaler Shark - Bronze Whaler Shark Stock Photos, Pictures and Images All images are available in high resolution to license for use. To most observers the different species are difficult to tell apart, especially when they’re biting your foot off. "A lot of people try and tell me the shot was fake, but I hope this sets the record straight. I know which I would rather come face to face with…. (In comparison, great white sharks topped the list, with 279 attacks.) So just because a shark can be killed by other animals and it goes after easy prey it is a “pussy fish”? Often seen in shallow water, bronze whalers sometimes chase kahawai. There have also been a … Roll in cornmeal and fry or bake. The killed many people during the war. It is also suggested that these may be more aggressive than other hammerhead species. Australia is home to three of the most dangerous shark species, and this year they're coming closer to our beaches. The species is at its most prominent during the annual sardine run in South Africa where it will gorge on the fish in groups exhibiting feeding frenzy behaviour. Wow this dude got some issues, btw, great white sharks can’t live in cage, they die for some reason. The article said that. Another image captured the mammals, who can zip through the water at speeds of 35 miles-per-hour, flying on an towering eight-foot wave. The true danger in stunts like this ( and yes I DO classify them as stunts) is they inevitably inspire some young idiot with no experience, brains, or common sense to do the same thing, without any of the precautions, and get themselves quite understandably killed. They should be studied more often, and this is just putting more fear into people. There were several incidents of ships being sunk during World War II in which it is believed sharks were responsible for hundreds of deaths, with the prime attacker being the whitetip. Shark attacks only happen because mindless idiots go through places where the shark is, disturbing their natural habitat. Robert Nyman/Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0) 8. Be interesting to know the numbers of each shark in existence, but it looks like Great White is the deadliest as its quite rare yet has killed the shit out of many poor humans. The Bronze Whaler occurs throughout southern Australia from Jurien Bay (WA) to about Coffs Harbour, NSW. By the time a great white realizes you taste like crap, both of your legs are already missing. Agreed. In SA, there are around 65 different species of sharks and rays, with the Port Jackson Shark, Southern Fiddler Ray, Southern Eagle Ray, Gummy Shark, School Shark, and Bronze Whaler commonly caught by recreational fishers. The species is similar to the Galapagos Shark, Carcharhinus galapagensis, which has a more slender body and a very erect first dorsal fin. There is not a single squid or octopus in the ocean that would survive an attack from a great white. Objects recovered from tiger sharks’ stomachs include bottles, tires, clothes, cats, pigs and even a whole horse head. The largest specimens recorded are over 12 ft (3.8m), but there have been unconfirmed reports of up to 21 feet. But just staying in character. Bronze whalers are found in tropical and temperate waters worldwide, but they were first described from New Zealand waters, and for a while were known as New Zealand whalers. Some sharks can pose a risk to humans in the water: great whites, bronze whalers and mako have occasionally attacked people off New Zealand shores. I had a 12 inch Hammerhead swimming around us off figure eight in North Carolina. Also the actual number of deaths is not known for the oceanic white tip shark, so a lot is a good estimate. Obviously humans are no match for a shark with these attributes and the tiger shark has a well earned reputation as a maneater. If the shark tried to catch harder prey instead of easy prey, it would be retarded. Attacks: 35 Fatalities: 2The bronze whaler or copper shark (Carcharhinus brachyurus) gets its name from its colouring and the fact that this and other sharks would congregate at the sites of whale kills in the days of whaling. Also you only find them in certain places. The sand tiger shark grows to around 3.2 metres (11ft) in length and can weigh up to 160kg (350 lbs). What they lack in size they make up for in energy, often being seen leaping out of the water when chasing fish. Bronze whaler sharks are responsible for 15 attacks on humans since 1580. Yes, octopi eat smaller sharks, but even a teenage great white would kill a colossal squid with no effort. P.S. I agree I think that sharks are one of the most misunderstood creatures in the world. INCREDIBLE pictures of two sharks catching waves just feet from a popular Australian beach shows just how dangerous surfing Down Under can be for humans. The water-riding beasts were captured by professional photographer Sean Scott, 43, from Burleigh Heads, Australia. 3.) Could you please show the evidence for the single Hammerhead fatality? It is believed the strangely shaped head allows the shark better all round vision. During the tracking period through 2013, the University of Florida attributed 20 attacks to the species. They are known to engage in feeding frenzy behaviour and their attitude is to take whatever is available rather than avoid a fight and wait for the next opportunity. If there was a cooked steak in front of you, and a live cow outside, would you try to attack and eat the cow outside? The Megalodon shark!!!!!!! See ya pot. no? Fortunately most are sandsharks but they are everywhere. It is apparent from the listed attacks that the bronze whaler is blamed or responsible for a large percentage of the attacks in the NZ waters. It gets its name from its flat snout and stocky build along with its pugnacious nature. But if a bull shark attacks you, you can hit it and have a chance to survive. Killer whales have driven great whites off the Farrilons after they killed one. Blacktip sharks are not generally regarded as being very dangerous to humans owing to their size. Blue sharks a generally pretty small and skinny, Bronze Whalers and makos on the other hand are much more powerful. I guess the article is going by the number of attacks and fatalities. It is a fast powerful swimmer equipped with long serrated teeth. The megalodon is extinct this is just conspiracist BS. The Bull Shark is, in fact, considered the most deadly by most experts. Carcharodon carcharias is though, without doubt, one of planet Earth’s ultimate killing machines. I do think that the bull shark is one of the most aggressive, and Great Whites do mistake surfers for seals. It is for these reasons Jacques Cousteau referred to them as “the most dangerous of all sharks”. In terms of danger the odds a firmly stacked in humans favour. It's also a different colour. Makos have been responsible for three recorded deaths and have a reputation for aggression. Sean added: "sharks are beautiful creatures. You are correct to an extent. This shark is no slouch either. GWs aren’t that bad. I have never seen a post so stupid, I had to make a list of corrections, but whatever. That is an interesting fact. HEY! this stuff that we here about sharks is all because we have been invadeing sharks teritory and they think were food! Without doubt the great white is the most dangerous of all sharks and the statistics back this up with over 400 attacks recorded worldwide of which many were fatal. I would regard only three, possibly four, of all the species as “man-eating sharks“. A great white shark is in the same family as the mako and porbeagal but they definately aren't the same species. Whether this number reflects their potential danger is uncertain as they are an endangered species. If one met a cone snail on the wrong day it would go crawling home to mommy! i thought they never attacked at all. I found this one particular encounter fascinating; they were only interested in eating the bait fish. I was more concerned about where Mommy was hiding. 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