Sharks and Rays

Blue shark (CARCHARHINIDAE)

By Gareth Jordaan, Marine Scientist… The blue shark, Prionace glauca, is a slim graceful species with a dark blue back, bright blue flanks, and a white demarcated underside. They have a long conical snout, large eyes and no spiracles. Their pectoral fins are long, narrowed, and scythe-shaped situated well in… Read more »

Spotted ragged-tooth shark

By Dr Jade Maggs, Marine Scientist… Spotted ragged-tooth Carcharias taurus, otherwise known as grey nurse sharks or sand tiger sharks are large, predatory animals. They are light brown, with small, irregularly spaced, dark brown spots. They have small eyes and the large mouth bears several prominent teeth, which are ragged… Read more »