What sharks live in Antarctica?
Sharks no longer live in Antarctica because the cold waters do not form a viable habitat. Forty million years ago, when the Antarctic waters were much warmer, sharks did inhabit the area.
Antarctica is a continent, 98% of which is covered with an ice sheet. Sharks live in liquid sea water which is warmer than the ice sheet on the continent. Two species of shark include Antarctica in their names: Mustelus antarcticus, the Gummy shark, and Somniosus antarcticus, the Southern Sleeper shark As of 2008, the University of Rhode Island proposed that if the Southern Ocean continued to warm, more species of sharks may visit.