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Super Sharks - What Makes Sharks Super Predators?

SHARK WEEK MINI-GRAPHIC SUPER SHARKS WHAT MAKES SHARKS SUPER PREDATORS? Fast-twitch Muscles Cartilage Skeleton Endless Teeth Compared to bone, cartilage is less prone to disease. It's also lighter and Sharks have a conveyor belt of teeth, and may lose Great White Sharks are incredibly strong. Their powerful tails are able to launch them completely out 30,000 or more in their more flexible – making the shark a faster, more lifetime. Great White teeth of the water with their prey are 2 inches tall and in their mouth. maneuverable predator. incredibly sharp. Dermal Denticles Super Senses Extra Senses Shark skin is tough, made Some species of shark can Most shark species have detect one part per million of blood in sea water. It is of tiny armor called hundreds to thousands of "denticles" which both electroreceptors to help locate prey. They also have a serves as protection to the shark's body and reduces likely that they have a sharp sense of hearing and good night vision. lateral line to detect swimming turbulence. vibrations in the water. Sources: Dive into Sharks, published in 2010 by Discovery Communications This graphic created by shark lovers at Q

Super Sharks - What Makes Sharks Super Predators?

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Sharks have been around for about 450 million years, but haven't need to evolve much over the past 208 million years. Why? Because they are the perfect predators. Find out why.


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