Shark Facts – Interesting and Fun Facts About Sharks

Shark Facts for Kids

One of the biggest differences between sharks and mammals is that sharks have much shorter intestines.

Sharks are lazy, and the laziest shark is Nurse Sharks. They don’t move in cold months, have a limited diet and don’t need to move to breathe like other sharks.

Most fishes have one gill slit on each side for breathing. A shark has five, six or seven fill slit on each side. Some Sharks need to move their entire live. This forces the water through gills, delivering oxygen to the blood stream. If they stop moving them they will suffocate and die.

Sharks are lazy, and the laziest shark is Nurse Sharks. They don’t move in cold months, have a limited diet and don’t need to move to breathe like other sharks.

Swell sharks swallow water and swell in size to intimidate their predators.

Sharks have blue eyes.

Sharks communicate with body language.

Sharks roll its eyes into back of its head when it attacks to protect its eyes from debris and the thrashing of its prey.

Volusia County has more shark attacks than anywhere else in the world. There have been 210 attacks since 1882. However 90% of these were just bites with low number of fatalities, so they don’t keep die hard surfers and swimmers away.

Great White sharks are picky eaters. They require lot of fat in their diet, and after one bite shark can determine whether or not the meal will satisfy its nutritional needs. If it doesn’t then the shark will leave the rest and swim away.

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