4. Habitat

Sharks are found in every major body of saltwater in the world, but are more common in warmer waters. Various species inhabit shallow coastal habitats, deep-water ocean floor habitats, and the open ocean.

Some less common habitat examples:

  • Bull sharks can survive extremely well in fresh water
  • Sleeper sharks stay in the chilly Arctic waters all year round
  • Elasmobranches inhabit tropical and temperate seas as well as some cold and polar seas and freshwater lakes
  • Bigeye houndsharks have been found at the bottom of the Red Sea



Sharks & rays. (n.d.). SeaWorld/Busch Gardens animals . Retrieved November 20, 2011, from http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/info-books/sharks-&-rays/index.htm


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