r/sharks is now open
A place for selachimorphaphiles to share discussion, experience, questions, photos, videos, research, original content, artwork, articles, and fashion. Pretty much anything relevant so long as it abides by our few rules.
Sharks should be appreciated, understood, and respected. Not feared, disregarded, and poached to extinction.
Sharks belong to the class Chondrichthyes meaning they have skeletons made of cartilage. Contrary to popular myths they do get cancer.
There are more than 470 species of sharks split across thirteen orders, including four orders of sharks that have gone extinct
Fossil records indicate that ancestors of modern sharks existed over ~420 million years ago, making them older than Dinosaurs! (~240 million years ago)
If you're incredibly lucky 1 in 11.5 million are the odds of a shark attack, and 1 in 264.1 million to die by a shark. In a lifetime, you are more likely to die from fireworks, lightning, drowning, a car accident, stroke, or heart disease.
For every human killed by a shark, humans kill approximately two million sharks.
Caught from a beach in Sarasota FL 11/20/23 Short fight, hook removed, safety released. Was thinking Bull shark.
My father in law caught this shark (and safely released it) while fishing from the beach near Naples, FL (gulf side) and I was hoping this group could help identify it. We are debating between a spinner and a bull shark, but I figured I would go to the experts for help.
For context I did saw from a pier and a tour guide follow the large fins that everybody could see and it was a large 13 foot Bull shark harassing a group of Sea Lions
What are your favorite facts or knowledge about lemon sharks?
Since bull sharks are known to travel some rivers what would happen if you put some sharks in a lake?
Hey, I have been looking for games with friendly sharks and all I have found is Abzu. Do any of you know a game where I can vibe with my sharkie friendos in peace without them being demonized?
Heard that there was a fatal incident on Tuesday involving a diver . Anyone knows any other details?
it was caught in the gulf mexico (Madeira Beach Florida) there were no black markings anywhere on its body
sidenote the education tag is for myself mostly lol
I like the shark fiction series, Shark Wars. It is about a young megalondon shark named Gray teamed up with other sharks and fought against many enemies. I love it.