16 Incredible Sharks Who Deserve More Recognition
Great Whites are incredible, but so are all the other sharks that exist.
1. The basking shark, who is actually LARGER (growing up to 33 feet and some weighing over 8,000 lbs) than Great Whites and not quite as grumpy.
2. Green lanternsharks. GREEN LANTERN-sharks.
4. The frilled shark, who lurks in the depths of the ocean with 25 rows of 300 incredibly sharp teeth, pretty much just smiling like a maniac.
Why They Need More Lovin': Frilled sharks might smile so much to show off their teeth, or they might just be happy af creatures, which is a great enough reason to show them some love!
5. The cookie cutter shark whose mouth is shaped in a way that when they bite from their prey, it leaves a perfectly round gauge, as if left by a cookie cutter.
Why They Need More Lovin': They are terrifying creatures of nightmares but when it comes down to it, they didn't ask for that life. They were given it. And we should love them even with their evil ways and their literally cold-blooded hearts.
6. The angel shark who wants to stop being pegged as just another run of the mill fish.
7. And the Caribbean reef shark who quite frankly is tired of being called a Great White.
9. The tasselled wobbegong shark whose scientific name means ''well fringed nose with shaggy beard."
11. The epaulette shark, who has manners and will politely chew his food instead of being a classic rude shark that just wolfs it down whole.
12. The goblin shark, who, let's be honest, might be the ugliest shark out there.
13. The longnose sawshark who has a long nose that looks like a saw.
15. Small-spotted catsharks, who embody the same grumpiness essential to cats in general.
16. The thresher shark, who kills his prey with his long tail as opposed to his teethies.
Why They Need More Lovin': Whoever heard of a shark that doesn't hunt with their hundreds of teeth? The thresher defies stereotypes, using his massive tail to stir up the water and trap fish in a whirlpool, whacking them hard before chowing down.
You break through that glass ceiling, Thresher Shark. We're here to cheer you on.
A previous version of this post used a photo of the sawfish as opposed to the longnose sawshark. Do not fret, all has been mended.