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Shark Speed - World's Fastest Sharks

SHARK WEEK MINI-GRAPHIC #1
SHARK SPEED
THE WORLD’S FASTEST SHARKS

Sharks make it notoriously hard to track their speed, because they rarely swim in a straight line or follow one direct course. Most sharks are cool, quiet swimmers averaging 1.5 miles per hour. But predator sharks can really turn on the heat when they want to eat

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SHORTFIN MAKO SHARK
Reliably clocked at 31 mph with one report of 46 mph

GREAT WHITE SHARK
Top speed of at least 25 mph, but possibly as high as 35 mph

BLUE SHARK
Reliably clocked at 24.5 mph

HUMAN
Top speed about 5mph
(olympic swimmers)

AVERAGE SHARK
Most sharks cruise along slowly at about 1.5 mph

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Shark Speed - World's Fastest Sharks

shared by cuteculturechick on Aug 14, 2012 in Animals

Shark Speed - World's Fastest Sharks

shared by cuteculturechick on Aug 14, 2012 in Animals

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Sharks make it notoriously hard to track their speed, because they rarely swim in a straight line or follow one direct course. Most sharks are cool, quiet swimmers averaging 1.5 miles per hour. But pr...
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