MORE SPECIFICS ABOUT SHARKS, TERRORS OF THE OCEAN
Added on: 6th Nov 2016
A JAW THE SIZE OF THREE HUMANS
A whale shark can open its mouth up to 15ft (4.6m) wide.
Thankfully it only eats plankton!
SHARKS' EXCELLENT PERIPHERAL VISION
A troubling shark fact for smaller fish, sharks can see around
themselves in nearly 360 degrees. The only spots they can’t
see are in front of their snouts and just behind their heads.
A FOOTBALL-PLAYING SHARK
When they’re not cruising around looking for a meal,
porbeagle sharks toss bits of seaweed among themselves
in a game that has been compared to football.
THE PATRON SHARK OF TRAVELLERS
If you’re a backpacker looking for a new spirit animal,
consider the hammerhead shark. The nomadic travellers
swim from the Floridian coasts all the way up to Polar Regions,
adapting to the changing temperatures along the way.
A SHARK'S LARGEST ORGAN
Despite their seemingly ravenous hunger, a shark’s liver,
not its stomach, is its largest organ.
SHARKS' PEARLY WHITES
One of the coolest shark facts is that sharks never get cavities.
The outside of their teeth are made of fluoride, the
primary active ingredient in mostly toothpastes.
THE UNDERACHIEVING SHARK
The hideous looking (and strangely named) wobbegong shark
doesn’t shark-it-up very well. A bad swimmer, the shark
lays in ambush on the seafloor for days at a time to
surprise fish which swim by.
SHARK VS MAN
Sharks kill less than 15 people annually, a meagre number
when compared to the 73 million sharks killed by man each year.