Contrary to popular belief, there are sharks in the Baltic Sea. … The most common species of shark in the Baltic are the spurdog (spiny dogfish), the thorny skate, and the small-spotted catshark.
Are there sharks in the Gulf of Finland?
But we can reassure you in advance, most shark species found on the Baltic Sea coast are not dangerous for humans and attacks are very rare. But there are also other dangerous and poisonous fish in the Baltic Sea.
Sharks in the Baltic Sea.
|Whale shark – Rhincodon typus||18 t||13,7 m|
Are there sharks in European waters?
European waters are considered threatened or at risk of becoming threatened under IUCN Red List criteria. These include spurdog, porbeagle, angel, hammerhead, shortfin mako and basking sharks. fins include hammerhead and basking sharks.
Are there any dangerous fish in the Baltic Sea?
Fish from some areas of the Baltic Sea are so contaminated that they may be too toxic for EU markets, warns WWF. … The level of brominated flame retardants (PBDEs) found in herring is 5 times higher in the Baltic Sea than in the Atlantic. But it is not only the fish that is contaminated.
Are there sharks in Scandinavian waters?
At least fiifteen species of sharks can be found in Swedish waters; seven are regular visitors. Nearly half of the shark species reported from Swedish waters are considered by IUCN to be threatened with extinction.
Is the Gulf of Finland a country?
It extends between Finland to the north and Estonia to the south, to Saint Petersburg in Russia to the east, where the river Neva drains into it.
|Gulf of Finland|
|Basin countries||Estonia Finland Russia|
|Max. length||400 km (250 mi)|
|Max. width||130 km (81 mi)|
|Surface area||30,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi)|
What lives in the Baltic Sea?
The Baltic Sea
|Herring – eastern||Clupea harengus||moderate|
|Salmon (main basin and Gulf of Bothnia)||Salmo salar||high|
|Salmon (Gulf of Finland)||Salmo salar||high|
Is it safe to swim in the Mediterranean Sea?
Is it safe to swim in the Mediterranean Sea? Generally speaking – yes! The Mediterranean Sea is actually up there with the safest seas in the world. Calmer waters and protected bays mean the currents are rarely what they are with the open Atlantic Ocean over in Portugal or on France’s west coast.
What is the shallowest water a shark can swim in?
And that’s fine. Everybody can make their own personal decision, but realizing that sharks can get into water as shallow as five of six feet deep is something that people need to realize.”
Does Germany have sharks?
One shark well known in Germany for which the scientific advice is clear is the spurdog, or spiny dogfish. The IUCN classifies the regional population as Critically Endangered and scientists have recommended that all fishing cease.