entertainment industry, not facts. In fact, sharks are quite fussy eaters. Sometimes they take a little nibble out of their prey to get a taste before they actually start feeding. If they don’t like the taste, they spit it out and move on. This is supposedly what happens when they bite humans. We apparently taste awful to them.
Paired pelvic fins (iii) One or two dorsal fins (the “menacing” one usually associated with the “Jaws” theme). (iv) Anal fin - not all sharks have this. (v) The caudal or tail fin.
40 miles per hour and fly 10 feet into the air. This rare behaviour can be seen most frequently at Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa.
swimming, and sharks kill only about six people (and that's because they mistake us for other creatures). Only about 25 sharks (among the 350+ known species) have been known to actually attack people. Every year, people kill thousands of sharks. They are killed for food, oil, skins and sport.
day for a replacement tooth to move forward to the front row. Sharks can go through more than 30,000 teeth in a lifetime.
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