Sharks are amongst the most aggressive ocean predators. Numerous people have been attacked by different species of sharks, but a few people actually know that in the majority of attacks humans are mistakenly for pry. The list of the following most dangerous sharks and the number of shark attacks have been gathered according to the International Shark Attack File from the Florida Museum of Natural History.
Most Dangerous Sharks
The data on human fatality caused by Sharks attacks are recoded for the known cases of attack between year 1580 to 2008. In cases where fatalities are equal for two types of sharks, ranking are concluded based one the total fatal and none-fatal shark attacks.
10- Dusky Shark
Known unprovoked attacks on 3 humans, killing 1 person.
The dusky shark is a species of of Requiem shark, which is usually found in tropical and warm temperature ocean waters around the world. Dusky shark can swim to depth of 400 m (1,300 ft). This family of shark migrates seasonally towards the poles in the summer and back to the equator in the winter. Known to travel hundreds to thousands of kilometers, this shark is has been responsible for attacked on people.
9- Oceanic White-tip Shark
Known unprovoked attacks on 5 humans, killing 1 person.
Oceanic White-Tips are slow moving sharks but definitely belong to the most dangerous list of sharks. This shark is known for attacking survivors of ship or airplane crashes in right in the middle of oceans. People who splash in waters trying to swim to safety catch the attention of this shark very easily. This shark has the ability to detect the smallest of the movements as well as scents from miles away. With its large fins it can pretty much glide right through the empty ocean waters while excreting the least of energy, looking for injured prays.
8- Short fin Shark
Known unprovoked attacks on 8 humans, killing 1 person.
The short fin shark is known for its sharp and pointy nose. Short fin sharks fall under the category of large mackerel sharks. Along with their closely related cousins – long fin sharks; mako (Isurus paucus), short fins are listed as some of the most dangerous shark species that are also commonly referred to as a “mako shark”.
7- Black tip Shark
Known unprovoked attacks on 28 humans, killing 1 person.