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Pictures of sharks off the Atlantic coast of Florida, USA: lemon shark, tiger shark, and hammerhead shark.

Lemon shark in Florida
Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) off the coast of Jupiter Island in Florida, USA.

Lemon sharks are powerful sharks. They can grow to 3.5 m (11 ft) in length and 190 kg (about 420 pounds) in weight. They occur mostly in shallow tropical and subtropical waters of coastal areas of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Lemon sharks are usually non-aggressive towards humans. They are the best known of all sharks. The species is classified as near threatened by the IUCN.

Tiger shark in Florida
Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) off the coast of Jupiter Island in Florida, USA.

Tiger sharks can grow mostly to 4 m (13 ft) in length and  500 kg (1100 lbs) in weight. They are found mostly near the coast in tropical and subtropical waters throughout the world

Tiger sharks are aggressive predators. They are solitary, mostly nocturnal hunters. They are potentially dangerous to humans. The species is classified as near threatened by the IUCN.

Hammerhead shark in Florida
Hammerhead shark off the coast of Jupiter Island in Florida, USA.

Hammerhead sharks are a group 10 species of sharks, the head of which is flattened and laterally extended into a "hammer" shape called a cephalofoil.

See also pictures from sharks off the Mexican coasts.


 

Links

ADC Scuba Diving Deurne (2016)
From the same author: find here more photos, videos and the travelogue of the trip of ADC Scuba Diving Deurne to Florida in 2016 (swimming with sharks and manatees, sightseeing, and useful information).
ADC Scuba Diving Deurne (2017)
Find here the pictures and the travelogue from the trip of ADC Scuba Diving Deurne to Florida in 2017: diving with lemon, bull, tiger and nurse sharks, miami zoo, Everglades Holiday Park, and Miami The Love & Peace Gay Pride.

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Pictures of sharks off the Atlantic coast of Florida, USA: lemon shark, tiger shark, and hammerhead shark. Travel guide to Florida with many nice pictures.