Sunday, November 10, 2013
The tiger shark is scientifically known as Galeocerdo cuvier. Found in tropical or temperate waters, it is common around pacific islands. Females mate once every 3 years. The tiger shark is an apex predator and is known to eat anything. This is a near threatened species due to finning and fishing. Their jaw has adapted to be wide and powerful, their teeth are adapted to be as sharp as a serrated blade, and their eyes are adapted to be able to change to low light levels quickly. Known as the garbage can of the sea, Hawaiians thought they were sacred, and they live up to 50 years.