The nightmare can come out of the water!
Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)
to 26 ft, but more likely 12-16 ft
Notes: incredibly dangerous
NBA material? Large Makos are said to be capable of leaping more than 20 feet out of the water.
Shortfin Mako Shark (Isurus oxyrinchus)
to 12 ft
open ocean, coastal
Thresher Shark (Alopias vulpinus)
to 20 ft including tail
open ocean, both coastal and over very deep water,
Notes: not especially dangerous
A surfer's worst nightmare. Tiger shark swimming in the surf.
Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Size: to 24 ft
open ocean, also enters rivers and bays at night
Notes: extremely dangerous
This bad boy will swim up rivers into fresh water.
Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas)
to 12 ft, perhaps larger
coastal waters, bays, rivers, into fresh water
Honey the guys and I are going out for a bite to eat.
Make sure you bring home some leftovers!
Scalloped Hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini)
to 13 ft
Links: Shark Week | New Jersey Scuba Diver
All Photos from New Jersey Scuba Diver.