Top 10 Shark Facts

  1. Great White Sharks can go as long as three months without eating

  2. Whale Sharks can live up to 100 years

  3. Sharks have an astounding sense of smell, so powerful that they can detect a single drop of blood in an Olympic-sized pool

  4. Shark’s need to swim, or they will sink

  5. Sharks  seemingly are the only animals that never get sick and are immune to every known disease including cancer

  6. As soon as tiger shark embryos develop teeth, they attack and eat each other in the womb

  7. Sharks can grow a new set of teeth in 8 days

  8. The outside of shark teeth is made up of fluoride, the active component of most toothpaste, so Sharks never get cavities

  9. The skin of a female shark is much thicker than that of a male because males bite females

    during mating

  10. Sharks have eyelids, but they do not blink because the surrounding water cleans their eyes


  1. Sharks bite roughly 70 people each year worldwide.

  2. The largest eggs in the world are laid by a shark

  3. Sharks have tiny brains – they aren’t very clever

  4. The dwarf shark is the smallest shark; it’s about as big as your hand.

  5. Whale sharks have the largest number of teeth in the world. They have more than 4000 teeth, each tooth measuring about 3-4 millimetres

  6. There’s a shark in Greenland that eats polar bears and can live up to 200 years

  7. Sharks can be introverts or extroverts.

  8. Signs that a circling shark will attack: it will hunch its back, lower its pectoral fins and swim in zigzag motions

  9. The “Shortfin Mako” Shark can accelerate faster than a Porsche

  10. Playing dead will help you survive a shark attack,

  11. There are over 400 types of sharks — at least 30 of these species have been known to attack humans

  12. Sharks have the most powerful jaws on the planet.  Unlike most animals’ jaws, both the sharks

    ‘ upper and lower jaws move

  13. Almost all sharks are “carnivores” or meat eaters.  They live on a diet of fish and sea mammals (like dolphins and seals) and even such prey as turtles and seagulls.

  14. Sharks even eat other sharks.  For example, a tiger shark might eat a bull shark, a bull shark might eat a blacktip shark and a blacktip shark might eat a dogfish shark!

  15. The teeth of the carnivores are sharp and pointy.  Their skeleton is made of cartilage instead of bone, which allows greater flexibility.

  16. Sharks have rows of teeth.

  17. Sharks have a lateral line system, which detects movements in the water

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