Are there sharks in the Montenegro?

Yes, there are sharks in the waters of Montenegro, including the Adriatic Sea. However, it’s important to note that the presence of sharks in the coastal areas of Montenegro is rare, and encounters with larger, potentially dangerous shark species are extremely uncommon.

The most commonly encountered shark species in Montenegro’s waters is the small-spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula), which is a small and relatively harmless shark. It is not considered a threat to humans.

Overall, the coastal waters of Montenegro, like much of the Adriatic Sea, are considered safe for swimming and water activities. The focus of tourism in Montenegro is mainly on the beautiful beaches, coastal scenery, and cultural attractions, rather than on shark-related concerns.

However, as with any marine environment, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings, follow any local guidelines or warnings, and exercise caution when swimming or engaging in water activities. It’s also advisable to stay informed about any potential changes or updates regarding marine life and safety recommendations in the area.

There are about 30 species of sharks living in the Adriatic Sea, but only 10 species have appeared near Montenegro. These species are aggressive and non-aggressive except for a few. Many of them are in danger of extinction due to improper hunting.

Different Types of Sharks in Montenegro

Angular Roughshark
Basking Shark
Blue Shark
Bluntnose Sixgill Shark
Common Smooth-hound Shark
Common Thresher Shark
Longnose Spurdog
Porbeagle Shark
Sandbar Shark
School Shark
Shortfin Mako Shark
Smooth Hammerhead Shark
Spiny Dogfish

While no white shark has ever been seen in Montenegro, the deadly shark attack recorded was only seen in 1955 and 1987. The shark attack that took place in 1987 occurred on Mogren Beach. According to the records, the tourist who was attacked was a male student from Belgrade.


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