Sharks

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Sharks

Sharks have gills to breath underwater and powerful fins that enable them to swim up to 22 mph .

Adaptations

Diet

Sharks are carnivorous because they eat mostly plankton, mollusks, seals, turtles, segualls, dolphins and crustations such as lobster and crabs .

Habitat

Did you know ?

That in some Europen countries like the U.K. sharks are eaten as the fish in fish and chips .

By: Matthew Tibbitts

Sharks have adapted to living in a wide range of aquatic habitats at various temperatures. While some species inhabit shallow, coastal regions, others live in deep waters, ocean floors and the open ocean. Some species, like the bull shark, are even known to swim in both salt and fresh waters and deltas.

Great white sharks live in all coastal temperate waters around the world.They have been found in waters as shallow as 300 meters deep and up to 1200 thousand meters deep in the zones illustrated.As it can be seen the east and west US coast, the gulf coast, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, the Mediterranean sea, west Africa, Japan and east China.

Habitat

Did You Know ?

Scientists estimate that after a big meal, a Great White Shark can last up to three months before needing another one.In one year, a single Great White consumes about 11 tons of food.

. The shark's body is streamlined to swim quickly through the ocean and away from predators. It can swim about 22 miles per hour, and even faster in short bursts. Some sharks are bottom dwellers--they spend a lot of time at the bottom of the ocean--and they are camouflaged to blend in with their surroundings. These sharks will lie quietly, unnoticed, until their prey comes along, then suddenly snatch their unsuspecting prey. A shark has scales on its body called denticles, which are like tiny teeth embedded in the shark's skin. Denticles can injure a fish if it rubs against the shark the wrong way

How a Shark Ptotects Himself


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