A Shark’s Sixth Sense

A Shark’s Sixth Sense

Did you know that Sharks are able to detect electrical signals in the water? You might be saying to yourself this sounds like some kind of superpower out of a comic book. However, over the course of millions and millions of years Sharks have developed different senses...
What Do Sharks Eat?

What Do Sharks Eat?

The common answer to what sharks eat would be…seals, whales, people!? Turns out of the 350 shark species only about 20 are dangerous to humans. Most sharks that are resposabile for human attacks really not intrested in human flesh and much prefer the taste of seals,...
Top 5 Endangered Sharks

Top 5 Endangered Sharks

Basking shark These guys are experiencing population declines because over fishing - fins are in demand for soup and its cartilage is used in some forms of medicine in traditional Chinese culture and as an aphrodisiac in Japan. Dusky shark Over fishing high demand for...
Prehistoric Sharks

Prehistoric Sharks

Sharks are believed to have evolved during the Ordovician period, about 420 million years ago, about 20 million years before the first tetrapods started crawling out of the sea. (That means that sharks existed before dinosaurs!) Sharks weren't always known for being...
Why do Sharks attack?

Why do Sharks attack?

Sharks attack people for a number of reasons: Sharks might mistake a human on a surfboard for another similar shaped animal such as a seal. Sharks are more likely to attack a human when provoked. Bull sharks have been known to attack humans even after they are caught....
The Fastest Shark

The Fastest Shark

How Fast Can a Shark Swim? The shortfin mako shark is the fastest shark in the world and has been recorded swimming at a top speed of 42 miles per hour, but many experts believe they are capable of swimming faster in short bursts. However, the short mako shark doesn't...
The Biggest Shark in the World

The Biggest Shark in the World

What is the Biggest Shark? The whale shark is the largest shark in the world. Not only is it the largest shark but it is also the largest fish. It got its name because its size rivals that of some whales, although there are many whales larger than the whale shark....
Where do Sharks live?

Where do Sharks live?

This might scare you, but sharks live in every ocean on the planet. Sharks tend to live in warm to temparate climates, although there are always exceptions. Some sharks live along the coastline such as tiger sharks and others live offshore like the Mako Shark....
How long do sharks live?

How long do sharks live?

The majority of sharks live around 20-30 years, but this lifespan varies among the different species. For example, The greenland shark can live up to 200 years at depths of 600 meters under the Arctic ice. While other sharks, like the Blue sharks, only live around 15...
The Megalodon’s Teeth

The Megalodon’s Teeth

These teeth are the size of human hand and in high demand? Yes, Megalodon teeth are collectors items. One tooth can be worth of $300+. They are over 400 million years old and once occupied the jaws of the one the fiercest creatures in the ocean. These teeth were used...