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How Do Sharks Die?

Sharks have been in existence for 450 million years. This is to say, they tend to survive pretty much everything mother nature throws at them. These sea predators, however, look to face a bigger problem which may seem to be an increase in mortality rate. How do sharks die? Research indicates that over 100 million sharks are dying each year. …

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How Big Is the Whale Shark?

A whale shark is the largest among all the shark species. It is also the largest among the fish species. Due to its size, the whale shark usually swims in open waters of the tropical oceans and rarely found in water below 70 °F (21 °C). If this is so, then how big is the whale shark? Is the whale …

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How Big is a Great White Shark?

The great white shark is a shark species known to have quite a big body mass. Though the great white shark is big, it is not bigger than the whale shark. Hence, you may wonder, how big this shark species is. So, how big is the great white shark? Studies conducted on the size of a great white shark show …

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Do Sharks Move When They Sleep?

Sharks are very active animals that people actually wonder if they find time to rest just like other animals do. More so, if they get to rest, do they stay still? or do they move? Of course, this question comes to mind when you learn that some shark species need to swim continuously to breathe. Now to the question, “Do …

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Do Sharks Have Skin?

When you ask the question “Do sharks have skin?” It becomes important that we find out first what skin is and the function of the skin to animals. Hence, the skin serves as the protective outer covering of the body. So, do sharks have skin? The answer is yes! Sharks do have skin. However, their skin tends to be rough …

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Do Sharks Have Gills?

sharks have gills. As a matter of fact, the breathing process of sharks begins and ends with their gills. Note that sharks are fish and not mammals.

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Do Sharks Have Teeth?

Sharks are one of the big predators that live in the ocean. These creatures tend to swallow their prey. However, you may still wonder whether they have teeth and what they do with it. A lot of studies have come up whether sharks have teeth and the answer is YES!. Sharks have teeth but the teeth type varies. The teeth …

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Are Sharks Afraid of Humans?

We know many of us are afraid of sharks. Therefore, we try to stay away from them even if it means not going to the ocean. But, would these sea creatures stay away from humans? Are sharks afraid of humans? The truth is that sharks have every reason to be afraid of humans. And, yes, sharks are afraid of humans. …

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Which Sharks Can Live in Freshwater?

Sharks are marine water creatures that live in oceans and seas. With this, you may wonder if you can ever find sharks in freshwater. Or, if it is possible, which sharks can live in freshwater? When we talk about freshwater, we mean water that is not salty. Hence, Rivers, Streams, and Lakes are all freshwaters. Ocean water is salty. So, …

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What is the Biggest Shark?

When it comes to sharks’ sizes, you probably think nothing could surprise you anymore. Then you hear some are way bigger and probably more dangerous than the ones you know already. The curiosity pops in, and you start asking questions like, which is even the biggest shark in the world? The answer to your question is the whale shark (Rhincodon …