Tiger Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY

Tiger Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY

It gets its name from its stripes on its side,
and maybe from its fearsome reputation for biting surfers. I’m Jonathan Bird and this
is Shark Academy! Tiger Sharks! You know what’s awesome about Tiger sharks?
They’re big. Honestly, it’s hard to imagine how big a Tiger Shark is. Sixteen feet long,
a thousand pounds! What weighs a thousand pounds? Two motorcycles! Two big motorcycles…a
couple Harley-Davidsons! We’re talking a big, heavy shark that can eat a lot! Tiger Sharks live in shallow, coastal, tropical
areas. So, around islands like the Bahamas, Bermuda, Hawaii, Fiji, places like that…close
to shore, unfortunately where people like to go swimming. If I was swimming at the beach and I saw a
Tiger Shark, I would get out of the water as soon as was humanly possible without making
too many splashes. I would very nonchalantly be like…[whistles] Tiger Sharks like to eat just about anything
they can catch. From fish, to other sharks (they are very famous for eating other sharks)
but their favorite food is, of course, sea turtles, because they’re crunchy on the outside
and chewy on the inside. They’re delicious. Tiger Shark teeth are cutting teeth. They’re
triangular and serrated but they are arranged in nice straight rows so they have, essentially,
a big blade in their mouth that allows them to chomp big bites out of big prey. They don’t
catch little things, they take bites out of big things. There are a lot of attacks around beaches
where Tiger Sharks mistake someone for a sea turtle because they’re on a boogie board and
they look like a sea turtle. But, it was an accident, they didn’t mean it. But let’s
not talk about that. Let’s not be so negative. In spite of the fact that Tiger sharks have
a terrible reputation for attacking people, the fact is that people dive with them in
several places all over the world regularly and they have an incredibly good safety record.
When the Tiger Shark knows that you are not food—you’re just a diver that’s hanging
out—they’re not aggressive at all. In fact they are quite docile. They will regularly
easily be able to tell the difference between a diver and a piece of chum on the bottom,
and in fact there are multiple instances–I’ve seen it many times—where a Tiger Shark will
just bump a diver out of the way to get to a piece of fish that’s lying there right on
the bottom. If you’re diving with sharks, try not to smell
like fish, but more importantly, try not to look like a fish! Looking like a fish and
smelling like a fish? You’re totally going to get eaten. That’s not cool. Not cool at
at all. That’s the Tiger shark! I’m Jonathan Bird
and join us next week for another Shark Academy. And don’t forget to hit the subscribe button! Can you believe you are getting this for free
on YouTube? All you got to do is subscribe and then watch it! How easy is that? Doesn’t
cost anything. It’s great, we take all the risk, you have all the fun. Yeah, you, I’m
talking to you!

Randy Schultz

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100 thoughts on “Tiger Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY

  1. NosterV1 says:

    1 of my dreames when i get my certification was diving with sharks so i hope to do it ever…

  2. Wobbegong says:

    You could have mentioned the importance of eye contact with the sharks. When I don't have any gogles and would encounter a shark I would  leave just like you suggested. Because they are like cats or children: as soon as they sense that they are not monitored, they get more curious and daring. But you can totally snorkle with tigers and bulls unless you are splashing around in the chumslick

  3. Rvbui7 says:


    Thanks for this!

  4. Lance Reeves says:

    Mmmmm…. Tiger Sharks argArg Argarg (drool… drool)
    I would love to see a Tiger Shark dive episode like your bull shark videos.

  5. Mr. Spiff says:

    0:14 awesome Halloween costume idea

  6. Elaine Woo says:

    Your the best

  7. Zman 789 says:

    Do a meg vid

  8. Jose Hinostroza says:

    Your super cool im 10 and hoping to become a diver

  9. Dancing Banana says:

    Thank you so much for doing these videos 🙂 I LOVE sharks!

  10. William Cox says:

    Good work.  An excellent balance of light humor and hard fact.

  11. Bryan Guidos says:

    Make a shark academy of mako sharks

  12. Sam Rittler says:

    Favriote shark other than blue sharks?

  13. TheGamingPharaoh says:

    I like blue world

  14. Vajira Hettiarachchi says:


  15. Vajira Hettiarachchi says:

    it's so funny when u we're whistleing and looking like a fish

  16. Devo Anderson says:

    If you want to find dangerous sharks go to Sydney harbour.

  17. Devo Anderson says:

    Sydney harbour is in Australia

  18. Jingru Li says:

    I am literally laughing in my bed when he said not to look like a fish along with the fish face lol XD

  19. JPLANZAS05 says:

    Jonathan your the best

  20. No Name says:

    You are SO funny 😂 you remind me of my dad 🌟

  21. No Name says:

    You are SO funny 😂 you remind me of my dad 🌟

  22. Caolan says:

    thank you jonathan you have actually helped me clear my fear of sharks to a point where i want to swim with them but i live in ireland and there are no sharks 🙁

  23. The Ugly Barnacle says:

    Getting bumped by a tiger shark must be nervewracking, since they have a tendency to eat things that aren't even edible to begin with! (tires, kegs, paper cups, etc.)

  24. s3dchr says:

    You're likable, charismatic and informative(though longer videos and even more details would be even better).
    Great show!

  25. Ahmed Zogu says:



  26. Huxter boss says:

    tigersharks are actually pretty cute

  27. TurtleTwisT says:

    Pls do something about Goblin sharks 🙂

  28. Fighting Dragons and Making Doughnuts says:

    i did catch a shark but i let it go with out hurting it

  29. Kaylee Smith says:

    I love your shark show jonathan.

  30. Bennett Olegasegram says:

    I love the Tiger Sharks!

  31. TheKrismar123 says:


  32. Xur says:

    when i went to hawwie i say a tuger shark 5 feet away and i got close to it and it didnt eat me i was shocked 😮

  33. Ciara Morin says:

    This is awesome! I'd love for there to be a Seal Academy! I absolutely love seals. 😀

  34. Simon Kawasaki says:

    You should try to make a video on the megamouth!

  35. Blondehuntress says:

    I love your channel 🙂 you should do a video about barracudas!

  36. bob alley says:

    i love tiger sharks!

  37. Niffty & Talyor says:

    We gotta love sharks X3

  38. Epiccynder says:

    ACTUALLY tiger sharks flip the seaturtles over to chomp it on the belly

  39. Hazel Huff says:

    tiger sharks kinna remind me of a lite great white if sharks were beer

  40. Oleg Yembryk says:

    do goblin shark next

  41. Gregor D says:

    Are tiger sharks obligate ram ventilators? They are not pelagic, but I never see them resting on the bottom.

  42. Justin Osborne says:

    I should make sure that I wipe fish blood and guts all over my body and face before swimming with tiger sharks.

  43. Lina Song says:

    I'm your fan

  44. Went Hulk says:

    So totally true.

  45. Went Hulk says:

    I don't believe that subscription is free…..

  46. Adelene Lee says:

    tiger sharks are look like tigers

  47. Moto Shark says:

    That sucks that tigers eat other sharks. Lions will kill Cubs if they're not his. Just sad that animals do that. Great vid! Love "shark academy!"

  48. Marley Waggoner says:

    I'm jonnathen bird and is shark acatamy

  49. •ItzLeeLee• says:

    umm is it possible to look like a fish??? xF

  50. hachuumickey says:

    thumb up for your humorous presenting style~

  51. CESAR HINOJOSA JR. says:

    My name is CJ Can you please make another video on tiger sharks?

  52. Madhavi Lanka says:

    I want dino academy

  53. Amillio Mathieu says:

    OH NO I LIVE IN Hawaii !😭

  54. DonnieJay TV says:

    tiger shark are scary

  55. RJ Gaming TV says:

    You sound like a kid when talk you talk about Tiger sharls

  56. Oliver Bundgaard Terp says:

    Tiger shark are super cool

  57. Shark Life says:

    This is my favorite kind of Shark, but my friend said they can eat Wheels, is that true??

  58. c XYZ says:

    "Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside" Looool! XD You made me want to jump in and bite a loggerhead XD

    For some reason tiger sharks are my favourite along with blue sharks, which I find very pretty. I would love to see them both in real..

  59. Domino’s Delivery Man69 says:

    Imma be looking at all of ur shark videos for claspers

  60. andresgon011 says:

    i eat a lot like tiger sharks

  61. papyrus skeleton says:

    could you do one about cookie cutter sharks?

  62. Alyssa'sgacha UwU says:

    I`m only nine but I know a lot  about sharks

  63. Juan Beltran says:

    My favorite art is smellen like a shark and LOOKIN like fish not cool and the ending THAT ALL ABOUT TIGER SHARKS *superhero pose

  64. AllyOJustice says:

    If I was a fish I'd want to be a tiger shark.

  65. Traiken Tercept says:

    Good thing I don't swim.

  66. sammy man9000 says:

    I'm glad I don't look like a fish

  67. E _PR says:

    What would you recomend to do if you are snorkeling and you encounter a tiger shark… I know you should get out of the water but what else…

  68. TengoMeow says:

    The waving shark always makes me smile

  69. TengoMeow says:

    Eye on the Tiger Shark!

  70. GalaxyWolf says:

    This is the shark that attacks you in GTA 5

  71. TengoMeow says:

    Their stripes make the male Tiger Sharks handsome

  72. Kyle Hakim says:


  73. Rafael Gapud says:

    this is tiger shark like dog is really very cutest

  74. Kyle Casem says:

    i really like the shark academy series because i learn so much in here

  75. Alana Corbella says:

    love your videos!!

  76. Vuk Mirković says:

    Galeocerdo cuvier is such a nice animal, would you agree.

  77. Ella Saves Seas says:


  78. Maulin Agrawal says:

    My dad behaves like a tiger shark with customer service. And everyone else. He puts off more people than a screaming baby on a 10-hour flight does.

  79. Twilight Zephyr says:

    I love ur singing 🐯 shark ♪♫♬ 😂

  80. Ella Saves Seas says:

    Can Tiger Sharks rest on the bottom?

  81. aydan khaliq says:

    I like your enthusiasm

  82. Jason Berry says:

    You are an amazing person Mr. Bird. You make me laugh and really enjoy everything you cover and I haven’t disliked one thing. With no disrespect I enjoy watching your show more than the Crocodile Hunter back in the day, sorry Steve you’re still one of s kind

  83. sasuke uchiha says:

    tiger vs tiger shark

  84. sasuke uchiha says:

    Lion shark?

  85. QF MR says:

    Don’t worry they XL shark

  86. Boeing 747 says:

    i thought that the tiger shark is gonna look scary with it sharp teeth but in reality, the tiger shark's face look innocent but with the sharp teeth still visable in it mouth

  87. Elaine B says:

    Yaiy you mentioned their teeth & the fact they eat sea turtles!!! I love my seatigies & I adopted a wee one from Shark Angels dot com. I called him Pelenato after a friendly tiger shark in one of my stories, looking for injured creatures. But here's something you didn't mention: Tiger sharks can go as deep as 900 metres below the surface!!! OOOFT 0-900 metres, even humans can't dive that deeply,; we'd need to be in a submersible!!! Because my story includes a set of isles populated by sea turtles, Pelenato's very worried about going there due to the fact he can eat them!!!

  88. Walaa Sami says:

    Mr. Bird, I love how you defend sharks by explaining how they mistake people for prey. Thank you for your effort.

  89. Oliver Bundgaard Terp says:

    Tiger Sharks are my favorite sharks because a 16 feet long and 1 ton shark who knows from Hawaii to hunt sea turtles there teeth are like a sword the tiger shark is know the 2nd dangerous shark after the great white

  90. Rico chen says:

    Their eyes are very cute

  91. Manny Candelario says:

    I love this. My son and I are actually watching video after video.

  92. Einar’s Colorful Channel says:

    Do tiger sharks exist in palau and vanuatu?

  93. AggieGal711 says:

    Think I’d be more comfortable around a tiger shark than an actual tiger.

  94. Feather The Aveon says:

    Why can't we see these videos at school?

  95. Feather The Aveon says:

    I would get out of the water as soon as It Is humanly possible without splashing, nonchalantly
    Proceeds to whistle and nervously looking around

    Shark: What

  96. Feather The Aveon says:

    Looking like a fish and smelling like a fish, fishface pops out
    4 am me: wHeEzE

  97. Feather The Aveon says:

    You normal humans may think that biker gangs were dangerous? Or that Tiger sharks were killers? Well, you were wrong! There's something worse!

    20 Tiger sharks on Harley-Davidsons. Try beating that!

  98. Te Amorangi Pene says:

    Bro you crack me up every video

  99. Aryan A says:

    I love it😍😄😅

  100. Justin & Bridget Ryan says:

    this is for my sckool?

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