The Bull Shark

The Bull Shark has a reputation for being highly aggressive. Because of their preference for hunting in warm, shallow waters, they can and do bite humans. Their ability to thrive in both salt and fresh water means they’re often found in lakes and rivers and it’s considered likely that many near-shore attacks attributed to other sharks are probably bull shark attacks.

 

The larger females can reach lengths of over 3 metres and weigh over 300 kg. Combined with a staggering bite force of up to 5,914 Newtons, these are fearsome predators, with a diet consisting of mainly bony fish and even other bull sharks.

 

This design was created to celebrate Discovery Channel's 2016 Shark Week.

Date Of Issue

Issuing Authority

Denomination

Metal

Weight

Diameter

Edge

Obverse

2016

Fiji

Five Dollars

.999 Silver

31.1g

38.6mm

Milled

Fiji Coat of Arms

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The Bull Shark

The Bull Shark