What Eats People, Part 3: More Requiem Sharks

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Two more requiem sharks are known to prey on people:

The oceanic whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus) may have eaten more people than any other shark species, at least since sailing was invented. It cruises the open ocean and often takes shipwreck survivors.

The slender galapagos shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis) is aggressive and will fight people for their fish, but only one person is known to have died from an attack.

Two more requiem species have been suspected in human deaths:

The Ganges River shark (Glyphis gangeticus) may kill people. . . or it may have taken the blame for the deeds of the similar-looking bull shark.


A copper shark (AKA bronze whaler; Carcharinhus brachyurus) seems to have been the killer of a surfer near Gracetown, West Australia, in 2004.

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