Are you afraid from sharks? Maybe you shouldn’t. Find out more about these amazing animals! Share the shark facts with your friends and classmates, or shock your parents with these unique facts!
- There are over 400 different species of sharks.
- Pigs kill more people every year than sharks do.
- Sharks can see almost as well behind them as they can in front.
- Sharks may use the Earth’s magnetic field with special organs that act as a compass to navigate the oceans.
- The jaws of bigger sharks are about twice as powerful as the jaws of a lion.
- A shark may grow and lose 20, 000 teeth in its lifetime!
- Sharks do not have a single bone in their bodies. Their skeletons are made of cartilage.
- A shark can hear a fish in the water more than a mile away.
- A Great White shark weighing 2,664 pounds and measuring almost 17 feet in length.
- Whale sharks lay the largest eggs of any animal on land or in the sea. The offspring are born in the mother’s body out of egg capsules.
- Whale sharks give birth to the greatest number of pups. They can produce several hundred in a litter.
- Baby sharks are called pups.
- Approximately 100 million sharks are killed every year.
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