Atomic Shark
Atomic Shark
Binomen Clade Selachimorpha
Body type Shark
Average length DD
Sentience Sentient
Sapience Non-Sapient
Aggressivity Extreme
Place of origin Unknown (possibly off the coast of Southern California)
Habitat Southern California Coast
Diet Meat
Locomotion Swimming
Status CE
Behind the Scenes
Universe Syfy

Atomic Sharks are radioactive sharks that appear in the Syfy Channel's movie Atomic Shark. There were two of them seen in the film, but there could be more.


They are sharks that look similar to sharks of the genus Carcharodon. They are horribly mutated, being covered in broken blisters that span their bodies, revealing red muscular tissue. At times, large pustules filled with a orange fluid will appear on their bodies shortly before bursting. The bursting pustules do not visibly harm the sharks.


These sharks were mutated by radiation leaking from a sunken Soviet submarine. One of them then hunted marine wildlife and humans at San Diego. It dies when it is trapped on one of the islands in the Islas Coronado, causing it to overheat and explode. The other one is not seen until the very end of the movie and does not attack.


Nuclear fission takes place inside the shark's body causing it to glow and emit radiation and intense heat. This intense heat causes nearby objects to be set on fire whenever it leaps out of the water, but it does not cause the surrounding water to boil. 


It has to be cooled down by seawater, otherwise it will overheat and explode like an atom bomb. The blast is not known to be radioactive.


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