Tiger Sharks Friend or Foe
By Danny T.
Montana, Age 14
Are Tiger Sharks dangerous to people? Four people in my class think so; the other
fifteen think they arenít a danger. Tiger Sharks are a danger to people sometimes,
especially when they feel threatened, or are starving. The Tiger Shark hunts alone and
gets its name from the dark stripes across its back, which fade as the shark grows older.
The tiger shark has good eyesight. With its awesome sense of smell it can pick up the
faintest trace of blood in the water and follow it to the source. When Tiger sharks attack
they are very dangerous. Tiger sharks are found in coastal waters. Most Tiger Sharks hunt
at night. They feed on fish, seal, birds, smaller sharks, squids, and turtles. Their stomach
contents have contained everything from fish to license plates. So Tiger Sharks can be
dangerous, so donít get cut while swimming at night. Or else!