It is possible that you saw all Shark films, and think that on this small Spanish beach, there's a shark waiting to attack you.
In fact, yes, there are sharks in Menorca. But like all the Mediterranean sea. However, sightings in that latitudes rarely happen. With the time, they were disappearing, cause of overfishing, and the increase of ships. Sharks are totally driven out to deep waters.
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If we are lucky (or unlucky), and we find a shark. We don't be worried, probably it's gonna be hurried and stranded on the beach. The best thing we can do is to try to call someone who can help it, and save the shark's life.
Generally, sightings are all about a small shark called tintorera or blue shark (Prionace glauca). Don't measure more than 3 meters, but they used to be much smaller.
Found a dead shark in Mahon's Harbour.
It's not as easy as in oceanic countries. We should go away a lot of miles from the coast, and hope to be lucky; cause the slighting is gonna be difficult. Although without going so far, in 2018, a scientific ship saw a white shark, finally it was a pilgrim shark or Cetorhinus maximus. It's an animal that can measure 10 meters and eats just plankton. The really last seen confirmed of a big white, was in the 1960's decade in Mallorca.
Video about the supposed white shark in the Balearic Islands
You heard it right, in the Balearic Islands there are more than 50 species of sharks, although most of them live in very deep waters, from 500 meters deep. It's not rare to see stranded sharks on the beaches, especially in winter. Maritime storms take them dead or dying to the coast, a thing that surprises each time the visitors.
Normally are medium sharks from 1 to 3 meters long. The most frequent shark sighting in the Balearic Islands is the Isurus oxyrinchus and the Prionace glauca, this last one also known as blue shark.
In conclusion, if you go to Menorca. Statistically, it's easier to receive a thunderbolt than a shark attack. You can be calm and enjoy of Menorca and their 5 best beaches.
Cala en Porter is with no doubt one of the best beaches in the south of Menorca, has a lot of services and it’s perfect for all ages.