are not a lot of sharks in Antarctica. The only shark
that has really been studied a lot is the salmon
The salmon shark has many rows
of teeth and a huge jaw. The salmon shark can be brown
and white or it can be brownish gray. The salmon shark
can grow longer than eleven feet.
Most of the time it stays up
towards the top of the water. This amazing shark can
swim in bodies of water as low as three feet. At
times, the shark stays that shallow because of the
types of food it eats. They eat almost anything,
including seal, fish, penguins, and other sharks. They
even eat sting rays, -- tails and all.
The shark has a dorsal fin on
the top of his body. He also has pectoral fins at its
side, but it does not use them for steering. Its tail
fin, which is the fin that steers his body, sways back
The salmon shark migrates to the
Pacific and Atlantic Ocean but usually stays on the
west and north side of Anarctica.
One of the most interesting
facts is that the salmon shark is one of the fastest
sharks. It is faster than the mako shark that can swim
extremely fast.The salmon shark can swim fifty miles
an hour even though it eats a humongous amount of
food. The other fascinating fact that scientists have
found out about the salmon shark is that it's very
friendly. The salmon shark when held in captivity does
not have a long life. But man has still hunted it.