• There are approximately 350 different species of known sharks.
  • Sharks have been around for about 400 million years - long before dinosaurs even existed
  • Sharks can hear a fish swimming over one mile away, and can smell one drop of blood in a million drops of water.
  • A large meal may last a shark up to three months without it having to eat again.
  • A shark may lose and grow up to 30,000 teeth in its lifetime.
  • Two-thirds of the brain of a shark is dedicated to its sense of smell.
  • Oil in the liver is what keeps the shark from sinking as its density is lower than that of the surrounding water.
  • The Megalodon, believed to have lived between 25 and 1.6 million years ago, is speculated to have been as large as 30 meters long.
  • There are disputes regarding how large this shark got because the only fossilised remains are its teeth and a few vertebrae.
  • You are 1,000 times more likely to drown in the sea than you are to be bitten by a shark.
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