Sharks have always been considered very fascinating creatures for the humans which is largely due to the fact that they are at the top of the oceanic food chain and are unmatched to us when it comes to their predatory skills and power. Just thinking about sharks tends to instil fear in the minds of humans.
This is because sharks are the most perfect lifeforms on this planet. There are many different kinds of sharks and they are characterised by their size and their physical capabilities. The following is the list of the top 10 largest sharks in the world:
The whale shark is the largest living shark on the planet and has a length of 12.6 meter. This shark is found in South Africa. With a length of 12.2 m, the Basking Shark is the second largest shark in the world followed by the Great White Shark which is 7.9 m in length.
Tiger Shark and the Pacific sleeper shark are the 2 other really large sized sharks and are 7.6 m and 7 m in length. Greenland shark is found to be located in North Atlantic Ocean, Iceland and Greenland and is amongst the largest sharks on the planet.
Some other sharks on this list are Great Hammerhead, Thresher Shark, Bluntnose sixgill shark and Bigeye Thresher shark.