Monday, July 27, 2009

Did you know?

Sharks may be feared by most people, but once they learn about them the fear turns into fascination. Sharks are sleek, amazing creatures that get a bad rap because of the occasional shark bite. Truth be told, you have a better chance of being injured by falling out of bed or being stung by a hornet, then being bitten by a shark. Sharks are so amazing that they even have a week named after them, so in celebration of Shark Week, July 26-31, here are a few fun facts about the ocean’s top predators.

- Sharks main habitat is the ocean, yet several species of sharks can be found in rivers

- No two sharks are alike, they adapt their appearance to fit their environmental conditions

- Sharks have seven senses, and some of those senses are said to be better than many mammals

- Sharks can see better in the dark than cats

- Sharks can detect heartbeats through their electrosense

- Shark’s skeletons are made of cartilage instead of bones

- They produce in two ways; some bear their pups alive and others lay eggs

*Picture taken by Chris Walker

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