Sharks

Do Sharks Eat Octopuses?

Do sharks eat octopuses?

Sharks do eat octopuses, but it depends on the species and where they live. Although sharks are apex predators, meaning they have no natural predators and will consume almost any animal under the sea, the specific diet varies greatly based on the individual shark. This is seen even amongst prey of the same taxonomic class. …

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Do Sharks Like To Be Pet?

Do Sharks Like to be Pet?

Sharks do not instinctively like to be pet or even approached; they will only occasionally do so in situations where they’ve built a trusting connection with you. Although the risk of being killed by a shark in one’s lifetime is “only” 1 in 3,748,067 (much less than the chance of being struck and killed by …

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Why do small fish swim with sharks?

Why do small fish swim with sharks?

If you’ve ever watched nature documentaries about our oceans, you may have noticed that large marine creatures often gain the attention of clusters of small fish. Sharks are no exception. “But sharks are predators”, I hear you say. Why would a group of small, defenseless fish choose to group around these oceanic hunters? The main …

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Do Sharks Eat Bones?

Do Sharks Eat Bones?

As we have covered before, a tiger shark will try to eat pretty much anything it can find, and because sharks can’t chew their food, a shark’s prey is either swallowed whole or bitten clean into large chunks and then swallowed. What happens to all the little bones when a shark eats a fish? And …

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How Long do Sharks Live?

How Long do Sharks Live?

The life span of a shark is hard to measure. They don’t tend to celebrate their birthdays, and even if they did, some of them live so long that anyone who started counting would be long dead before they reached middle age.  Sharks in captivity can be well documented, but captivity itself affects the lifespan …

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Do Sharks Attack Boats?

Do sharks attack boats?

“Words cannot describe how loud the impact was around my head while I was inside the boat’s v-berth…. The boat was full-on attacked 7 different times… usually at sunrise or sunset.”– Keith Poe, shark tagger This is a description of an attack on a boat by a huge shark that might stand the hair up …

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Do Sharks Eat Jellyfish?

Do sharks eat jellyfish?

Sharks are varied and prolific ocean predators that come in all shapes and sizes. And so does their food. Sharks can eat fish, mammals, crabs, and even vegetables! But what do they think of sharing their space with jellyfish? Jellyfish are even more dangerous to humans than sharks – the box jelly alone kills more …

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Do sharks drink water?

Do sharks drink water?

In 1834, Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote of a stranded mariner expressing the desperate irony of “water, water everywhere; nor any drop to drink.” The ocean can be a hard place for people to find drinkable water, and yet there is plenty of life in it. So, if they can’t drink the water, how do animals …

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