Shark Awareness Day
Here are some fun shark facts.
- Sharks do not have bones.
- Most sharks have good eyesight.
- Sharks have special electroreceptor organs.
- Sharkskin feels similar to sandpaper.
- Sharks can go into a trance.
- Sharks have been around the ocean for about 455 million years.
- Scientists age sharks by counting the rings on their vertebrae.
- Blue sharks really are blue.
- Whale sharks have unique spot patterns like a fingerprint.
- Some sharks have a spiracle that allows them to pull water into the respiratory system while at rest. Most sharks have to keep swimming to pump water over their gills.
- Shark teeth vary and are not the same.
- Different shark species reproduce in different ways.
Learn more about sharks HERE.
Do you have any shark stories to tell?