Amazing Facts About Sharks
Every year hundreds of Great White Sharks migrate to a random area in the mid-Pacific ocean and loiter around, no one knowing why. This area has been coined as the "White Shark Cafe."
In 2014, only 7 humans were killed by sharks while over 63,000,000 sharks were killed by humans.
Shark's teeth are coated with fluoride, which acts like toothpaste and keeps the shark's mouth healthy and clean.
Female sand tiger sharks have two uteri carrying hundreds of eggs, but the strongest embryo in each eats off all other eggs and hatchlings near it. Only two babies are born later - one from each uterus.
Humans aren't appropriate prey for great white sharks because their digestion is too slow to cope with the high ratio of bone to muscle and fat.
The Greenland shark is a giant species of shark that lives under ice near the north pole and eats polar bears. Vikings used to hunt them and eat their flesh even though it stinks and tastes like pee.
The movie "Jaws" was supposed to feature a mechanical shark, but after several malfunctions, Spielberg decided to film from the shark's point of view and suggest the presence of the shark via composer John William's musical theme.
Scientists have discovered sharks that live in a volcano.
Park officials of the Roatan Marine Park in Honduras have attempted to train sharks to feed on lionfish as of 2011 in an attempt to control the invasive lionfish populations in the Caribbean.
Bamboo sharks can survive on land for 12 hours.
Internet cables that cross the Atlantic Ocean on the sea bed are only as thick as a Magic Marker Pen in deep seas. Sharks like chewing these cables though it's not known why. Sharks can sense electromagnetic fields so they may be attracted to the current.
Colossal cannibal great white shark is capable of hunting and eating 10 ft Great White Sharks.
Shark's teeth are actually scales. That's why they can infinitely grow them back.
The worst shark attack in human history occurred in 1945 after the USS Indianapolis was sunk in the Pacific. As many as 150 sailors waiting to be rescued were killed by sharks.
There is an animal that is a near-perfect mix of a shark and a ray called a Bowmouth guitarfish.
In 1982, during the dissection of a mother tiger shark, a scientist named Stewart Springer reaching into the birth canal was bitten by a tiger shark embryo, which are notoriously cannibalistic. This is the only recorded instance where someone was bitten by an unborn animal.
Dick Richards, the original director of the movie Jaws, was fired because he kept calling the shark a whale.
More people now die taking selfies than from shark attacks.
The megalodon had teeth the size of a human head and was longer than a school bus.
An Orca can put a great white shark to sleep by turning it over on its back. The Orca then drowns the shark, only to eat the liver and the tongue.
Hammerhead sharks reproduce once a year, usually with the male shark biting the female shark violently until she agrees to mate with him.
Some Greenland sharks alive today were born before the English Civil war.
'Shark Island' is a concentration camp in German South West Africa (currently Namibia) where victim's bodies were "buried in a few inches of sand at low tide, and as the tide came in, the bodies went out as food for the sharks."
When filming Jaws 2, cast members were circled by actual hammerhead sharks. Because the scene called for the actors to yell for help, the crew did not immediately realize they were in danger.
Greenland Sharks are estimated to live to upto 500 years old.
Great White Sharks sometimes regurgitate a bite to make room for a more calorically-rich morsel. This pattern is further evidence that white sharks are adept at assessing the caloric value of their food and are selective when feeding.
In the last 64 years, humans have slain 90% of the world's sharks.
After the only two recorded attacks on Great White Sharks by Orcas, the surrounding shark population packed up their stuff and got the hell out of there.
In 2008, a female Atlantic blacktip shark gave birth without having sex. This is the second recorded case of asexual reproduction in sharks.
Sharks have been around longer than trees. Sharks appeared 400 million years ago while trees appeared 350 million years ago.
Ground sharks lose up to 35,000 teeth in their lifetime.
There is a rather large population of Bull sharks living in the brisbane river in Australia.
Surfer Chris Blowes survived having his left leg taken by a Great White Shark, despite having no heart beat for the 90-minute trip to the hospital, during which the paramedics conducted nonstop, two-person CPR, keeping oxygenated blood flowing through his brain.
Because Sharks have no rib cages, on land their weight can literally crush their own body.
There is a Carbook golf course in Australia with full-grown bull sharks living in the water hazards.
Ocean fish, rays, turtles and sharks stop at cleaning stations, where smaller shrimp and fish clean them off parasites, even swimming into their mouth and gills to do a thorough job.
"Deep Blue", one of the largest great white sharks ever filmed, is estimated to be over 50 years old and was (at the time) pregnant!
In 2011, PETA mocked a 21-year-old man named Charles Wickersham who was attacked by a shark while he was spearfishing, calling the attack 'payback.'
A 12-year-old girl named Bahia Bakari was the sole survivor of a plane that crashed straight into the Indian Ocean. She was rescued after spending 9 hours in rough, shark-infested waters clinging to life on a piece of debris from the plane.
Lamniformes, the mackerel sharks (Great Whites, Makos) do not require sleep.
Even though the Dalai Lama can't swim, his greatest fear is being eaten by a shark.
Sharks act calmer when listening to AC/DC rock band songs.
Jacques Cousteau described the oceanic whitetip as "The most dangerous of all sharks." The oceanic whitetip is suspected to be responsible for many fatal shark bites on humans, as a result of predation on survivors of shipwrecks or downed aircrafts.