50 Impressive Shark Facts
1. Sharks kill 12 people per year - humans kill 11,417 sharks per hour.
2. Sharks see contrast very well, wearing the color yellow or orange in the water is said to be risky.
3. The chance of being killed by a shark is one in 300 million.
4. Sharks can live up to 100 years.
5. Sharks don't have bones, they have cartilage.
6. Sharks and humans share a common ancestor, and some of our genes are still similar.
7. Sharks have been known to calm down and relax when listening to AC/DC.
8. The soupfin shark is pregnant for almost an entire year. They can give birth to as many as 50 young sharks, called 'pups'.
9. Lake Nicaragua in Nicaragua is the only fresh water lake in the world that has sharks.
10. There are more than 350 different kinds of sharks.
11. The record for a shark fasting was observed in an aquarium with the Swell Shark, which did not eat for 15 months.
12. A thresher shark has a fin that can be as long as the rest of its body! It uses it as a whip to stun prey.
13. More than 90% of shark attack victims survive.
14. More people are killed by sand castles than by sharks.
15. Sharks are the only animals that never get sick. They are even immune to every known disease including cancer.
16. When baby sharks are born, they swim away from their mothers right away and are on their own. In fact, their mothers might see them as prey.
17. Humans kill more than 100 million sharks every year, which is about 11,000 per hour.
18. You can track sharks online on SharkTracker.
19. Sharks swim toward storms, instead of running away from them like most animals.
20. More people get killed by hippos each year than sharks, bears and lions combined.
21. Many sharks lay eggs, but hammerheads give birth to live babies that look like very small duplicates of their parents.
22. Sharks are so powerful that their bite can generate a force of up to 6 tons per square inch.
23. There are more than 375 shark species, but only a dozen of them are dangerous.
24. How does a shark find fish? It can hear their hearts beating.
25. Sharks kill 12 people per year - people kill 11,417 sharks per hour
26. Sharks kill 12 people per year - People kill 11,417 sharks per hour.
27. Sharks have been around for more than 300 million years! They were around before dinosaurs.
28. The bramble shark gives birth to no more than 2 babies at a time; the embryos eat each other before they are born.
29. Humans are more likely to be killed by a vending machine, than they are by a shark
30. A shark can detect 1 part blood in 100 million parts water
31. Sharks kill 12 people per year- humans kill 11,417 sharks per hour.
32. Some fish, such as the Great White Shark can raise their body temperatures. This helps them hunt for prey in cold water.
33. A shark can detect a fish's heartbeat before attacking and eating it.
34. Sharks are the only animals that never get sick.
35. Sharks kill 12 people per year â€“ People kill 11,417 sharks per hour.
36. Every individual shark has its own distinctive character and personality â€“ Some sharks are shy, some are more social.
37. Sharks aren't smooth, they have sharp scales on their skin
38. Fewer than 10 people per year are killed by a shark, while 100 million sharks are killed each year by humans.
39. Sharks are immune to cancer.
40. A shark's skeleton is made of cartilage, a type of strong but flexible tissue.
41. A shark is a type of fish.
42. Cows kill approximately 22 people every single year in the US. Sharks are responsible for <1 death in the US, and fewer than six worldwide.
43. A shark can hear a fish in the water from more than a mile away.
44. Sharks can smell one drop of blood in a million drops of water.
45. The great white shark reaches about 20 ft (6 m) in length and weighs up to 5,000 lbs (2,300 kg).
46. Eels can live inside sharks’ hearts.
47. The hammerhead shark uses its hammer to pin down stingrays so they can eat them.
48. Sharks actually urinate through their skin.
49. A newly discovered shark, called the "ninja lanternshark," has a jet-black body and a head that can glow.
50. For every human killed by a shark attack, 2 million sharks have been killed by humans.
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