Fun Facts About Sharks!

  •  Sharks have the most powerful jaws on the planet!
  •  Each type of shark has a different shape of tooth depending on their diet.
  •  A shark may grow and use over 20,000 teeth in its lifetime!
  •  Almost all sharks are meat eaters!
  •  They eat fish and other sea mammals.
  •  Their skeleton is made of cartilage instead of bones.
  •  Their skin is made of denticles instead of ordinary fish scales.
  •  Their are only about 100 shark attacks each year and only 10 of those result in a human death.
  •  Shark babies are called pups.
  •  Sharks can have 1 to 100 babies at a time, depending on the type of shark!
  • They don’t come to the surface for air like some marine mammals, because shark are fish. Like any other fish, they rely upon their gills to allow them to breathe while under the water.

 A diagram of a tiger shark.

 A diagram of a bull shark.

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