- There are about 350
different types of sharks, but researchers think there are
other sharks that haven't been discovered yet!
dwarf shark is as small as your hand, while the whale shark can
be as large as a school bus!
shark is one of the best hunters in the world. Even their
little pups go out looking for food.
shark's hunger can be satisfied with one good meal. The meal
can last a long time because a shark uses little energy to
swim. Some sharks hold food in their stomachs without it being
digested. If they eat a big meal, it can last three or more
- Sharks do not sleep the
same way as humans do. They might seem as if they are sleeping
but they are really just resting!
are strong, healthy creatures. No other living thing can take
better care of itself than a shark can! Like humans, sharks are
at the top of the food chain.
never get cancer! Their cartilage is used in being studied with
the hope of developing anti-cancer drugs.
- Sharks have been around
for more than 300 million years! They were around before
bodies are heavier than the sea, so if they stop moving they
sink. If they want to stay afloat, they must keep
as humans rule the land, sharks rule the sea! Many people fear
sharks, because they hear stories about sharks killing and
eating humans. Actually, most sharks are not
people are killed by bee stings than by shark attacks.
- More than 90% of people
who are attacked by sharks survive the attack.
- Sharks attack more men
than women. No one knows why this is the case.
- The bull
shark is the only shark that can live in both fresh and salt
water. A bull shark may have been responsible for a shark
attack that happened in a creek in New Jersey back in
largest shark teeth found belonged to a Carcharodon Magaloden
shark and are 6 inches long. This shark is extinct and lived
more than 4.5 million years ago.