All Shark Facts

Below is a list of all Shark Facts on the Shark Information website. To browse our facts by tag, visit the main Shark Facts page.

"Sharks have been around for about 400 million years - long before dinosaurs even existed."
history, dinosaurs

"Sharks have the most powerful jaws on the planet."
bite, teeth

"Sharks never run out of teeth - when one is lost another spins forward from the rows of backup teeth."
teeth, bite

"A shark may use over 20,000 teeth during its life."
teeth, bite

"The Great White Shark rarely partakes in feeding frenzies."
feeding, great white shark

"Sharks will often eat other sharks."
feeding

"A sharks skeleton is made of cartilage, allowing greater flexibility."
biology

"A sharks skin is made of denticles - similar to thousands of small shark teeth."
biology

"The most harmless sharks tend to be the largest, such as the Basking Shark, the Whale Shark and the Megamouth Shark."
basking shark, whale shark, megamouth shark

"There are only about 100 Shark attacks on humans each year, resulting in about 10 deaths."
attacks, statistics

"Baby Sharks are called pups."
pups

"Sharks do not care for their babies after they are born."
pups, biology

"Two-thirds of a Sharks brain is dedicated to the sense of smell."
biology, intelligence

"There are more reported attacks on humans by Great White Sharks than any other type of shark."
great white shark, attacks

"The Mako Shark is known to leap clear out of the water, and sometimes into boats."
mako shark, breaching

"The Whale Shark is the worlds biggest Shark and fish."
statistics, whale shark

"In Germany and Japan, shark skin was used on sword handles for a non-slip grip."
commercial, conservation

"Great White Sharks can go up to three months without eating."
great white shark, feeding, biology

"More people are killed each year by pigs than by Sharks."
stastics, attacks

"Around 20 to 100 million sharks are killed by humans each year."
conservation, statistics

"Some sharks can't reproduce until the age of 20 or above."
biology, statistics

"There are 355 confirmed species of Shark ranging in length from 15cm to 15 meters."
statistics, biology

"A fossil of a "cladoelache" is determined to be the oldest known ancestor of the Sharks. It is 350 million years old. "
history, statistics


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