Tiger Shark

Tiger Shark

The tiger shark is nomadic and highly mobile and has been documented traveling up to 16 km. in a single day.

The tiger shark is nomadic and highly mobile. This species has been noted to travel hundreds, and in some cases thousands, of kilometers. Individuals attached with transmitters swam up to 16 kilometers in a single day and did not return to that area for close to a year.

As a result, tiger sharks have very large home ranges and territories of about 23 square kilometers.


Image | ©️ Jason Forbes, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Afonso & Hazin, 2015; Draper, 2011; Ferreira & Simpfendorfer, 2019; Gruber & Myrberg, Jr., 1977; Holland, Wetherbee, Lowe, & Meyer, 1999; Holmes, et al., 2014; Lea, et al., 2015; Thomson & Simanek, 1977; Werry, et al., 2014)

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