Shark Facts – Interesting and Fun Facts About Sharks

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Great White Shark Facts

Shark grows its teeth continuously. Whenever a shark breaks or loses a tooth, a new one grows to replace it.

Not all sharks are solitary. Many are social and hunt in packs in large numbers during breeding.

In order to breathe, shark needs to keep moving.

Sharks can detect blood at one part per million.

Sharks have keen eyesight which allows them to see even in dimly lit environment. This is due to the mirror like layer in the back of the eye called the tapetum lucidum.

Sharks do have ears, which are on each side of their head. They highly rely on sound as sound travels faster in water.

Sharks live for around 20 to 30 years.

Sharks can detect electricity by the electroreceptor organs called ampullae of Lorenzizni.

Sharks are k-selected species that means that they produce a small number of larger, more developed young, as opposed to a large number of under developed young.

Most sharks are nocturnal, as they are active in the evening and night when they hunt.