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English: Sea Tigers
Spanish: tiburón tigre

Tiger sharks are relatively large macropredators, capable of attaining a length of over 5 m (16 ft). It is found in many tropical and temperate waters. Its name derives from the dark stripes down its body, which resemble a tiger's pattern and fade as the shark matures.

A number of tiger sharks can be seen at Gulf of Mexico and is also commonly seen in the Caribbean Sea.

The tiger shark is a solitary, mostly night-time hunter. Its diet involves a wide range of prey, including crustaceans, fish, seals, birds, smalle sharks, squids, turtles, sea snakes and dolphins.

Generally caught while fishing at anchor or drifting with live or dead baits while chumming.Occasionally they baits trolled for marlin in tropical waters.


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