There are over 500 species of shark on this planet, ranging from the tiny to the absolutely massive. Sharks often get a bad reputation, due to movie interpretations and the attacks that occur worldwide. However, some of them are gentle giants with no desire to scoff wayward surfers. This list is organized in reverse order by largest (non-extinct) specimen recorded.

11 Amazing Shark Facts

11 Amazing Shark Facts Number 11: Surfers are more likely to die from drowning than from a shark attack, but great white sharks can be intrigued by the shape a surfer makes in the water. Get the shark lowdown!

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The extinct Megalodon shark reached a terrifying length of 59ft!
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