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Facts You Didn’t Know About Sharks

FACTS ABOUT Sharks PRESENTED BY healtheo360' There are over 400 different species of sharks Whale Shark is the biggest shark Weight: 21 tons Length: up to 46 ft Great White Shark Weight: 0.5 ounces Length: up to 21 feet Dwarf lantern shark is the smallest shark Weight: 0.5 ounces Length: up to 21.2 cm 100 million sharks are killed every year 73 million sharks are killed every year for their fins One shark fin soup in the U.S cost about $80 per bowl Shark Fin soup is a popular and traditional delicacy in Asia About l1,000 sharks are killed every hour! Sharks take 7 to 14 years to reach maturity and reproduce - it takes a long time for them to recover from overfishing Shark populations have decreased by 60% - 90% in just the last 15 years due to the global shark fin trade The practice of finning sharks is the main reason for the rapid decline Did you know.. A shark may grow and lose 20,000 teeth in its lifetime! Sharks can live up to 6,600 feet below the surface The largest sharks tend to be the most harmless, they eat plankton by swimming with their jaws wwide open Sharks are often studied to help human ailments from fighting tumors (which they do not get) to helping prevent clotting and heart disease Animals More Likely To Kill You Than Sharks Number of Deaths Each year in the U.S. Deers kill 130o people Bees kill 53 people Cows kill 22 people Dogs kill 30 people Sharks kill 5 people healtheo360

Facts You Didn’t Know About Sharks

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Sharks have been around for 100 million years. When you think of sharks, you think of scary man eating predators, however the biggest sharks only eat plankton! Here are some facts you didn’t know ab...



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