Out of the approximately 160 species of sharks in Indian waters, 10 are legally protected. The first shark species (and consequently the first fish species) to ever be protected in India was the whale shark which was placed under the Schedule 1 species list of the Wildlife (Protection) Act in 2001.
What kind of sharks are in the Indian Ocean?
There are several species of sharks that live in the Indian Ocean. These include the dusky shark, great white shark, whale shark and great hammerhead. Sharks like the dusky shark and great hammerhead feed on a variety of fishes, as well as on smaller sharks.
Where sharks are found?
Sharks live in most ocean habitats
They can be found in beautiful, tropical coral reefs, to the deep sea, and even under the Arctic sea ice.
What is the ugliest shark?
- The Goblin Shark: Not only is it the ugliest shark, it’s also the pinkest. …
- The Frilled Shark: It lives deep near the bottom of the ocean, avoiding the attention of the media.
What is a biggest shark?
Is it safe to swim in the Indian Ocean?
Although the Indian ocean appears appealing and awe-inspiring, it is highly advisable not to swim or surf in the area, as hidden strong undertows make for dangerous conditions. If you are truly interested in checking out the water, ask locals about the safest areas to swim. Stick to areas where lifeguards are on duty.