Shark Speed - World's Fastest Sharks

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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 predator sharks can really turn on the heat when they want to eat!
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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 0 mph 10 20 30 40 50 mph 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 0 mph 10 20 30 40 50 mph