What kind of sharks are around the Philippines?

Does the Philippines have a lot of sharks?

The Philippines has an enormous variety of shark and ray species living in its waters. There are approximately 163 species of sharks and rays in the Philippines. Of these, 16% are possibly endemic, which suggests high endemicity of Philippine sharks and rays.

Are there great whites in the Philippines?

Great White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) are the world’s largest predatory fish. … This is significant, for though we know this species ranges through all the world’s oceans, very few people have seen it in Philippine waters, making it among the rarest sharks in the country.

Are there mako sharks in the Philippines?

The Philippine Sea is inhabited by mako sharks, blue sharks, oceanic whitetips and silky sharks. All are known to be opportunistic and aggressive feeders.

Is there sharks in Palawan Philippines?

El Nido, the northern part of Palawan Island has a Marine Reserve Park, where a great range of sharks and fishes can be spotted. … Sightings of the bowmouth guitarfish (close shark relative) are also common in the area.

Does Manila Bay have sharks?

Jhasper Sacro said they estimated the butanding to be over nine feet in length. A marine biologist said the sighting of a whale shark is a good thing because this means that the waters of Manila Bay are rich and alive.

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Are there sharks in Cebu?

Sharks in the Philippines are quite common but still you have to be lucky to see them. Here around Cebu you have chances to see some at Malapascua Island, near Mactan Island, and of course here in Moalboal.