What sharks do we have in the UK?

How many sharks are in the UK?

Ali Hood from the Shark Trust told The Independent they is a “huge diversity of shark species” around the UK. Around 40 species of sharks can be found around the British coastline, with at least 21 believed to live here all year round.

Are there any great white sharks in the UK?

At least 21 varieties of shark species are thought to live around Britain’s coastlines all year round. … “The closest verified sighting was in the top of the Bay of Biscay, but there has been no confirmed sightings of white sharks in UK waters despite suitable habitat.”

Are there sharks in the Thames?

There are sharks in the River Thames. Though parts of the river were declared “biologically dead” in 1957, the Thames is now home to three kinds of sharks: the tope, starry smooth-hound and spurdog, according to the Zoological Society of London.

Are there sharks in Spain?

The sighting of such a shark is not common in Spanish waters. Earlier this year, a baby blue shark was seen in La Coruna. The sightings came after a shark washed up on a beach in Benidorm with wounds that appeared to have been caused by a swordfish.

Are there bull sharks in the UK?

The bull huss shark is a type of dogfish, but is a much larger breed. You can find the bull huss swimming around the southern and western coasts of Britain. … Similar to dogfish, bull huss sharks lay eggs in protective cases to give their offspring higher chances of survival.

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Do you get sharks in Bournemouth?

Marc Kativu-Smith, Dorset Wildlife Trust coastal centres manager, told the Echo that “the public are often surprised to find out that we have sharks in Dorset,” but that “they have always been here and are an important part of our seas.” He added: “Sadly over 50% of British sharks are threatened or near threatened.

Are there shark attacks in England?

While shark attacks are incredibly rare in Britain, with no unprovoked attacks said to have occurred since records began in 1847, over the years a few unlucky chaps have found themselves in too deep.