Sand Tiger Sharks are neither Tiger nor Sand sharks.
Sand Tiger sharks grow up to be 10 ft long, but there have been no Sand Tiger Shark fatalities recorded.
The Sand Tiger is famous for its reproduction. While mating is unremarkable, development of the pups is. The shark has 2 uterine horns, each of which contains multiple pups. However, as the pups develop, the strongest one eats the smaller pups in the womb. Sand Tigers give birth to at most 2 pups.
Sand Tigers can hunt in groups (called Shivers).
Sand Tigers are the only known shark to gulp air from the surface into their stomachs to maintain neutral buoyancy and hunt silently.
Sand Tigers eat mostly bony fish and smaller sharks.
Here are some other options for Shark Week, besides another special on Great Whites or a mockumentary on Megalodon:
Hammerhead sharks: there are 9 species of hammerhead sharks, all different. Pictured is a Great Hammerhead (which grows to be 20 ft., almost the size of the largest Great White record, 23 ft.) Hammerheads have attacked people, too! Dangerous! Weird shaped heads! Live in giant groups!
Cookiecutter Sharks: This shark takes the creepy factor and turns it up to 10. Knowledge of their life is mostly based on the round “cookie cutter” shaped hole they leave in prey. They’re fairly small and live in the deep water, coming up at night to BITE HOLES INTO THINGS. They make quick, round incisions in larger marine animals and then make a run for it. AND THEY’VE ATTACKED PEOPLE. Check out this kind of graphic picture of a cookie cutter shark attack Here’s one of a fish and a dolphin
Greenland Sharks: Very little is known about Greenland sharks, and there is almost no footage of them (Shark Week actually caught the first footage). They live under the ice in the North Atlantic and the Arctic! They are super bad ass! They get parasites that live on their eyes! SO COOL.
Salmon Sharks: Salmon sharks are pretty cool because they can control their body temperature, unlike almost all other sharks. They look like smaller great whites. Its heart is used in sashimi. They eat a lot of salmon; they migrate following them actually. I mean, if people will watch shows about bears eating salmon, they will def watch sharks eating salmon.
Oceanic White Tips: Oceanic White Tips are a threatened species that is rarely seen by humans. They live exclusively in the open ocean. Because of its large fins, it is hunted for its fin more than other sharks. They are very aggressive and very dangerous if encountered because, in the open ocean, any opportunity for feeding is needed. They are often responsible for attacks on ship wreck survivors.
Basking Shark: This is really more of a plea for any show about filter feeding sharks. Whale Sharks would be an excellent option, too. Basking sharks eat by filtering out zooplankton, small fish, invertebrates etc.They still have teeth despite not using them. People used to use their corpses as examples of sea monsters because they look that cool.
Megamouth Shark: If you want to make a documentary with some crazy accusations and weird conspiracy theories, make one about the megamouth shark. Only 55 specimens have been caught or found. Nobody really knows anything about them, except that they filter feed, so this would be a great time to pull out all the stops on crazy shit (not megalodon)