What do you know about Sharks?
What do you know about Sharks? Some interesting facts, you probably didn’t know. You are 1,000 times more likely to drown in the sea than you are to be bitten by a shark. Sharks’ bodies are heavier than the sea, so if they stop moving they sink. There are about 350 different types of sharks, but researchers think there are other sharks that haven’t been discovered yet!
Most sharks as we know them today developed about 64 million years ago during the age of the dinosaurs.
A shark can hear a fish in the water from more than a mile away.
Sharks can smell one drop of blood in a million drops of water.
Scientists can determine the age of a shark by counting the rings that form on its vertebra, much as you can count the rings on a tree to tell its age.
The Dermal denticles that covers Shark skin is so tough and hard that before the invention of sandpaper, shark skin was used to polish wood.
Shark teeth have been used as weapons and tools for many centuries.
On some islands, villagers believed that sharks were spirits of their ancestors.
Eating Shark flesh is forbidden in both the Solomon and Fiji islands.
The chance of being killed by a shark is one in 300 million. The chance of being killed by airplane parts falling from the sky is one in 10 million.
Just 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 dangerous!
More 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.
The 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
Sharks do not sleep the same way as humans do. They might seem as if they are sleeping but they are really just resting!
Sharks 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.
The dwarf shark is as small as your hand, while the whale shark can be as large as a school bus!
A shark is one of the best hunters in the world. Even their little pups go out looking for food.
A 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 months!