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Deep Blue Sea - Tiger Shark?
There is a scene towards the beginning during which a license plate is removed from a "tiger shark's" mouth. From a biological standpoint, a tiger shark's tail fin is not symmetrical from top to bottom. The top part of the fin is elongated. Also, the teeth of a tiger shark are wide, serrated, and curve towards the back of the mouth. The tiger shark in the movie has a symmetrical tail fin and its teeth are smooth, thin, and pointed. Essentially, it has all of the characteristics of a Mako Shark (the other sharks in the movie). Not to mention the fact that tiger sharks have a broader head and do not have stripes once they grow out of the juvenile stage.
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Contributed By: avoidant on 12-13-1999 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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dekunut_2000 writes:
your knowledge about sharks scares me (hehe....sharkboy)
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motherbaits writes:
No difference really what kind of shark it was. Mako or Tiger. It wasn't a Great White. The movie featured "HYBRID" sharks. Hybrid Makos. It's defenitely worth a second look.
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Steprika writes:
Also, when they first get the shark out of the water and its still in the net, it is not a tiger shark because it doesn't have to stripes, but when he's in the water trying to get the license plate out, it has stripes. This could be the other way around but the shark does change.
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MovieBuff writes:
If the shark at the beginning is a "wild" shark then it is clearly NOT a tiger shark. However, the sharks in the movie are supposed to be hybrid sharks (part tiger/part mako). They look mostly like makos only larger and with faint stripes. Mako shark teeth are long, thin and "wavy". Tiger shark teeth are short, wide, rounded and serrated which helps them to eat sea turtles.
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MoonBaby writes:
This confused me at 1st too, but I realized after a second viewing that, even if it is a Mako, it's not one of the hybrid sharks that gets killed. It's a regular shark. It's the one from the beginning of the movie that the guy catches ( I think it is :)
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WPA pitcher1023 writes:
You have a very good eye. I never would have seen this! Wow! You must look at sharks pretty closely! Good Job!
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astronomyfreak writes:
Actually, a tiger shark's teeth are thin. You have the tiger shark's teeth mixed up with a mako's and a mako's mixed up with a tiger shark's...
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