Question: Are there great white sharks in India?

What kind of sharks live in India?

Types of Sharks in the Indian Ocean

  • As Blue As the Sea. Blue sharks (Prionace glauca, Carcharhinidae) make their home in the temperate waters of the Indian Ocean, along with most of the other oceans of the world. …
  • Smooth As Silk. …
  • Whitetip Terror. …
  • Gentle Giant.

Which is big shark of of India?

Ganges shark

Ganges shark Temporal range: Miocene-recent
Genus: Glyphis
Species: G. gangeticus
Binomial name
Glyphis gangeticus (J. P. Müller & Henle, 1839)

Are there any shark attacks in India?

India. … With 15 shark attacks dating from 1580, six of them fatal, India is 10th on the list of all-time shark incidents, according to a study that tracks shark-human encounters through the decades.

Are there sharks and whales in the Indian Ocean?

The Indian Ocean is home to 75 per cent of the population of the whale shark, a slow-moving, filter-feeding carpet shark and the largest fish species on the Earth. … Jabado, who is based in Dubai, said the whale shark is on the endangered species list of CMS (Convention on Migratory Species).

Are there sharks in Mumbai?

MUMBAI: In a rare incident, a 25-foot-long whale shark was found washed ashore at Sassoon Dock in Mumbai on Wednesday morning. … The whale shark is a protected animal under the wildlife protection Act. Sassoon Dock is Maharashtra’s leading fishing port.

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Are there sharks in Goa?

HI tightjock/callum its Lyn — Never seen a shark in all the years we have gone to Goa other than the very small ones the trawlers catch for tourists to eat not visa versa.

Is the Indian Ocean safe to swim in?

A PARADISE island in the Indian Ocean is so infested with sharks that swimming and surfing have been banned over fears of attacks. … Surfing and swimming have been banned outside of the island’s relatively safe coral lagoon, due to fears of attacks, since 2013.