Sharks By: Book Chatrawee Ampanyuth


Have you ever been wondering what sharks are? Then read these facts about sharks! They are endangered, predators, and many other things! Some are big, some are small. Some are meat-eaters, some are plant-eaters. Hope you enjoy and have a great time reading!

How do sharks differ from each other?

Have you’ve been wondering what the largest, smallest, most unusual, and the fastest species of sharks is? Well, as a result, we found out that the largest shark is the whale shark. It is estimated that the whale shark can grow from 40 - 46ft in long. But if we go back millions of years ago, it was the Megalodon! It is estimated to grow up to about 68- 80ft in length. It was a predator, like the great white sharks we see today, hunting in the ocean. Next is the smallest shark species to ever live, the dogfish shark. This species is the smallest species of sharks to ever be discovered. The dogfish shark is discovered to be 1 - 7 inches. Now, to the fastest.This shark is called the “Mako Shark”. It is estimated to swim 60 miles per hour and has estimated to be one of the fastest fishes to ever live! One of most unusual shark is known as, the angel shark moves slowly and it must makes sure that they have enough air to breathe. It lays on the floor, and has a different body and texture, to other sharks. It’s length is around 6.5 feet or (2 m) in length and weigh up to 77 pounds. Like most unusual sharks, it lays on the bottom of the sea (ocean).

How many species of sharks are there?

There are over 100 species of sharks! Here’s how many we’ve found so far, 450 species of sharks! That’s a lot of sharks . Many of them are meat-hunters and some are plant-eaters. So a lot of them we’ve discovered, but not all yet, some are still roaming in parts around the world where we haven’t discovered yet. Scientists are finding and finding more species. Scientist and Marine Biologist go into oceans, swamps, or rivers to find new species of animals. When they find a new species, they take the DNA and their skins to go and do some research and try some experiments to name it. Then put it into the internet. And that’s how!

Why are people making sharks become endangered species?

Sharks are becoming endangered species. People are killing sharks for their fins which is collected to make a soup. Here’s how they catch sharks. So they lay a nest into the water, then they waited for some sharks to pass by If the sharks get caught in the nest, they can’t swim, then they can’t breath which means the sharks will die then they cut the fin off and sent it to the restaurants. We can’t just let sharks that have been roaming in the ocean for millions and millions of years. The sharks must keep evolving from generations, to generations, we must let the sharks evolve like humans do. Sharks are prehistoric species and hasn’t been extinct since the dinosaurs went extinct.

What do sharks eat?

Sharks are carnivorous. Some sharks eat small fish, the other sharks eat fish that are the same size or bigger than themselves! . There are hundreds and hundreds of species of sharks and some of those sharks and nearly all of them eat meat! Famous meat hunters like Great White, and the Tiger sharks, they are famous for their teeth and abilities for some events. Large sharks like the Whale, and Basking sharks feed on large groups of fish that are smaller than themselves. Here’s how. Sharks wait quietly and swim around, trying to find some fishes. They use their senses to do this. Once they found their preys, they bite them on the neck and kill them, which makes foods for the shark. Sharks eat nearly every type of fishes. From giant turtles, to fishes, the sharks have intelligence and doesn’t share it with anybody. Some sharks eat some animals that are as large as them. Like the Great White Shark! Who eats crocodiles, and human, sharks are one of the most dangerous animal in the ocean right now.

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