Large shark with conical serrated teeth and counter-shading (dark on top and white on bottom). Typical size in Pacific Northwest waters is from 9-18 ft. Because they regulate a warm body, smaller white sharks are unlikely to be found in PNW. Often confused with salmon shark.
Dark splotchy color shading on top and white underside. Large Black eye. Key feature is a double caudal keel. Often found stranded on beaches and mistaken for a baby white shark. Up to 300 cm
Moderately short pectoral fins. Dorsal fin starts behind the pectoral fins. Long narrow conical teeth. Normally metallic blue on top and white underneath. 180-380 cm
A common shark with a slender body and long wing-like pectoral fins. Typically blue on top and lighter underneath. 180-380 cm
Short head and cone shaped nose. Most noticeable is its long whip-like heterocercal tail used to stun fish. Tail can be 50% of body length. 300-600cm
Large (up to 30+ feet) slow-moving planktivorous shark often seen filter-feeding at the surface. Enormous gill slits for filter feeding.
Seven gill slits with a large rounded, flattened head. Only one dorsal fin set far back on body. 70-264 cm
Recognizable by the dark bands along the back and dark spots. 150-210 cm
Flattened body, large flat pectoral fins and a mouth at the front of head (as opposed to under the head as in most rays and skates). 100-155cm
Small shark. Long snout with 4 rows of pores on the under side. First dorsal fin starts behind the start of the pelvic fin. Brown coloration with black on fin edges. 55-68 cm
Slender body with noticeable spiracle behind the eye. Dorsal fin has thin frayed rear edges. Reddish-brown in color. 65-95 cm
Max size is less than 130cm with two dorsal fins, each with a spine.
Bluish gray to dark gray. Obvious spiracle behind the eye. Both pelvic and anal fin are the same size. 165-200cm