Sharks Jack ferrell

  • Sharks are one of the most oldest species living on Earth.
  • There are more than 465 known species of sharks.
  • The shark´s scientific name is ¨selachimorpha¨
  • Sharks can swim up to twenty-thirty miles per hour.
  • Shark´s have lived since 300 million years ago according to fossils.
  • Sharks usually live in tropical and temperate oceanic water.
  • Sharks have evolved over time.
  • Sharks are very complex and unique.
  • Even though sharks seem vicious, most species are not known to attack humans.
  • If a shark does not move, it will die.
  • Baby sharks are called pups.
  • The skin of a female shark is much thicker than the skin on a male shark.
  • When shark pups are born they defend for themselves.
  • Most sharks are carnivores, which means that they mostly only eat meat.
  • Usually surfers are attacked by sharks more than people that are swimming or diving.
  • Sharks usually eat plankton, sea lions and other sharks, but their diet is very varied.
  • There are about 100 shark attacks per year.
  • You are 1000 times more likely to drown than to be attacked by a shark.
  • More people are killed by falling coconuts in Asia than being killed by a shark.
  • Great white sharks eat more than eleven tons of food per year.
  • Most sharks hunt at night.
  • Usually sharks hunt alone.
  • The cookie-cutter shark takes ice-cream-scoop-shaped bites out of other sharks.
  • Sharks rarely attack humans since they do not like the taste of them.
  • If a shark does bite a human, it is usually out of curiosity.
  • Shark´s teeth are triangular and are embedded into their gum since they have no jaw.
  • Shark´s teeth are constantly falling out so there are millions of shark teeth on the ocean floor.
  • Shark´s teeth can be replaced in just eight days.
  • Sharks can have up to 3000 teeth at a time.
  • Shark´s teeth are made out of fluoride, making them cavity resistant.
  • Shark teeth are a popular and inexpensive beach souvenir.
  • Their jaws are not attached to their skull.
  • Sharks can move their upper and lower jaws.
  • The shark´s population is decreasing due to many threats in the wild.
  • Around 100 shark species have serious problems with their population and survival.
  • Change in the weather causes risks to shark´s survival.
  • Humans kill more than 100 million sharks each year.
  • The colors of sharks consists of reddish brown, bronze, metallic blue, gray, or light black.
  • The Whale shark is the biggest in size of all sharks.
  • The Megamouth shark is one of the rarest species of sharks.
  • Nurse sharks are the laziest shark species.
  • The greenland shark is the slowest moving shark ever recorded.
  • Lantern sharks can glow to disguise themselves in deep ocean.
  • According to studies, a shark, called megalodon, is the largest predator to ever exist.
  • Sharks are very sensitive to light and can detect certain objects.
  • Sharks have five to seven gill slots.
  • The majority of sharks have eight rigid fins.
  • Shark´s livers contain a lot of oil in them.
  • Shark skeletons are made of cartilage, not bone.
  • Shark´s wounds heal quickly.
  • Sharks have a very accurate sense of smell.
  • Sharks usually produce at the age of twelve to fifteen.
  • Some female sharks can reproduce without a male shark, causing a clone.
  • A shark averages to live about twenty to thirty years old.
  • Scientists tell the age of a shark by counting the rings on it vertebrae.

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