Sharks wesley roberson

  • Sharks are fast swimmers.
  • Their skeleton is made out of cartilage.
  • Their skeleton is not made out of bone.
  • Sharks are among the oldest animals on Earth.
  • The first sharks lived more than 300,000,000 years ago.
  • Today, there are more than 300 types of sharks.
  • There are over 465 known species of sharks.
  • They are at, or near the top of their food chain.
  • They breathe through their gill slits.
  • All sharks have multiple rows of teeth.
  • Shark skin is made up of scales.
  • The upper side of a shark is dark, and the bottom side is white.
  • The length of sharks go from 8 inches - 40 feet.
  • Sharks are efficient predators.
  • They have a highly developed sense of smell.
  • They have very good eye sight.
  • They even have a good sense of hearing.
  • They can detect their prey´s smell from a great distance away.
  • Sharks are amazing creatures.
  • Sharks are also very mysterious.
  • Sharks shed their teeth a lot.
  • Most sharks will drown if they stop moving.
  • Shark´s livers contain a lot of oil.
  • Most sharks like to do their hunting solo.
  • Sharks have 5 - 7 gills.
  • They have a very large liver.
  • Their jaws are not attached to their skulls.
  • Sharks may have up to 3,000 teeth.
  • Sharks have eight rigid fins.
  • Most sharks are carnivores.
  • They inhabit tropical and temperate oceanic waters.
  • Some sharks can enter cold waters.
  • Sharks eat plankton.
  • Sharks also eat sea lions.
  • Their diet is very varied.
  • All sharks depend on their senses to survive.
  • The megamouth shark is one of the rarest sharks.
  • The cookiecutter shark can take ice cream shaped bites out of other fish.
  • A female shark´s skin is very thick.
  • A male shark´s skin is thin.
  • The Greenland shark is one of the slowest fish ever.
  • Shark teeth are covered in flouride.
  • The dwarf shark is the smallest.
  • The whale shark is the biggest.
  • The whale shark is about the length of a bus.
  • The dwarf shark is about the size of a men´s hand.
  • A large meal can last a shark up to three months.
  • The bull shark can live in fresh or salt water.
  • Sharks attack more men than women.
  • A shark may lose up to 30,000 teeth.
  • A shark may grow up to 30,000 teeth.
  • Sharks can hear a fish swimming from one mile away.
  • People used to use shark teeth to create weapons.
  • The Portugese shark can dive more than 1.5 miles down.
  • Female sharks are usually larger than males.
  • Two - thirds of the brain of a shark is dedicated to their smell.

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