50 Impressive Shark Facts


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

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