- The first shark lived about 300 million years ago.
- most sharks live in temperate conditions.
- Megamouth sharks live in the deepest parts of the ocean.
- Only a few species of sharks are known to attack humans.
- There are approximately 200-250 known species of sharks.
- The greenland shark lives in the icy arctic waters.
- A sharks skeleton is made entirely out of cartilage.
- Sharks have a reputation for viciousness.
- Sharks have gills.
- Most shark species will drown if they stay still.
- Sharks livers contain oil.
- Most sharks live in saltwater.
- Most sharks like to do their hunting solo.
- Great White sharks eat eleven tons of food a year!
- The prehistoric Megladon grew to sixty feet!
- Bull Sharks like freshwater.
- Most sharks can be found in open water.
- Sharks are at the top of the food chain in the ocean.
- Sharks have the most powerful jaws on earth.
- Sharks use about 20,000 teeth in its lifetime.
- Sharks never run out of teeth.
- One feeding shark sometimes attracts another one.
- Some sharks are harmless.
- Most sharks are carnivores.
- Shark skeletons are very flexible.
- Some sharks take prey right off the beach.
- Sharks played important roles in ancient folklore.
- 2015 saw a record number of shark attacks.
- Ancient Aztecs used chilies to prevent shark attacks.
- Sharks are disappearing.
- American Airlines will no longer ship shark fins.
- shark finning affects a quarter of all sharks!
- Sharks are not as scary as you may think.
- Basking sharks (as shown in picture) can grow up to thirty five feet!
- The dwarf lantern shark is only fifteen centimeters long.
- The Oceanic Whitetip is the most common shark.
- The Shortfin Mako can swim up to sixty five miles per hour!
- Sharks can detect a drop of blood from a mile away!
- Some female sharks use sperm from multiple males to reproduce.
- Sharks use the glare from the Sun to ambush prey.
- The prehistoric megladon was the greatest predator to ever live!
- The oceanic whitetip is the deadliest shark in the Pacific.
- Bull Sharks can sense crocodiles in the water.
- The Great White population is booming off Cape Cod!
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