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Sharks

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.

Shark Facts:

  • 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.


Citations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Rules

  • DO NOT submit posts or comments that PROMOTE or ADVERTISE the following:
  • Shark fishing, culling, or poaching
  • Photos that exhibit sharks in unnatural environments.
  • An extinct species (Megaladon) is extant

Related Subreddits:

/r/awwducational

/r/conservation

/r/fossilid

/r/lifeaquatic

/r/marinebiology

/r/oceans

/r/OceanLife

/r/scuba

/r/Shark_Attacks

/r/seacreatureporn (SFW)

/r/sharksporn (SFW)

/r/species

/r/whales

/r/WhaleSharks

Resources:

Keys to Shark identification

Identifying Shark Teeth

International Shark Attack File 2014

/r/sharks

193,652 Subscribers

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My second cardboard shark, a sand tiger !!!

Just posted one of these with my leopard shark too. Love making em

6 Comments
2024/05/14
05:19 UTC

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I’ve just made cardboard leopard shark !!

I started making these for a project but can’t stop. I have a sand tiger shark done and a hammerhead on the way!!!

5 Comments
2024/05/14
03:51 UTC

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Shark in thr Aurora Borealis

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2024/05/14
03:36 UTC

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A small Glyphis glyphis, one of the most rarest sharks in the world, and my favorite.

Makes me wish that the extinct British River Shark(Glyphis hastalis) wasn’t extinct.

0 Comments
2024/05/13
23:43 UTC

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😂😂😂😂

3 Comments
2024/05/13
23:28 UTC

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What is this?? Google does not help. Found Venice, FL today.

12 Comments
2024/05/13
21:52 UTC

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Bull sharks in the Mississippi

I just watched a YouTube video where they talked about a bull shark that was found all the way up in Alton, IL traveling up the Mississippi.

Do you guys think that the fish populations displayed a reduction due to an apex predator of that size being in their environment?

Like how does a bass or catfish stand a remote chance against a shark, it would be similar to feeding gold fish to large mouth basses right? Also they do say there hasn’t been a bull shark in Lake Michigan but like how could one not slide right on through before people were around.

Granted I do know they can tolerate brackish waters but being found that far north means they could probably of cruised into the lake slammed a feast and rode the river back to the ocean.

24 Comments
2024/05/13
21:00 UTC

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More of my Bully Buddy.

0 Comments
2024/05/13
19:21 UTC

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Hammerhead is chilling with the boys 😂

10 Comments
2024/05/13
12:48 UTC

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Underwater speaker attracts sharks🦈🦈🦈

0 Comments
2024/05/13
11:16 UTC

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The Blue Hole

2 Comments
2024/05/13
07:55 UTC

2

What type of shark did this belong to?

Found yesterday on Topsail Island, NC

6 Comments
2024/05/13
02:21 UTC

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beautiful pic in the sea

2 Comments
2024/05/12
23:59 UTC

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The face 😂

0 Comments
2024/05/12
23:21 UTC

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shark dress

3 Comments
2024/05/12
21:35 UTC

145

the ocean gets...

4 Comments
2024/05/12
20:57 UTC

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come first

2 Comments
2024/05/12
20:54 UTC

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oh my god, the caption should be the shark saying"harder daddy"

5 Comments
2024/05/12
20:13 UTC

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Fun fact!

4 Comments
2024/05/12
19:42 UTC

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Angy boy

3 Comments
2024/05/12
19:39 UTC

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eepy shark

1 Comment
2024/05/12
19:37 UTC

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What to do if trapped in ankle deep water with a shark?

Completely hypothetical question and inspired by a dream I had last night. I was wading through slightly above ankle deep water on a flooded road that was enclosed and lifted (so I couldn’t just get off the road, I had to walk through the water), when a young tiger shark showed up. The dream derailed from there (I picked up the shark and carried it for a while, it nipped my finger once) but it had me wondering what the safest course of action is for this? My best guess is to stop moving, since even trying to slowly walk would splash the water a bit and might trigger it, but what if the shark doesn’t leave the area? Would the classic stingray shuffle be helpful here?

16 Comments
2024/05/12
19:04 UTC

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Have you seen a shark this close before? 🦈

75 Comments
2024/05/12
07:16 UTC

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i paid him in fish

5 Comments
2024/05/11
21:10 UTC

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Relatable

3 Comments
2024/05/11
21:06 UTC

349

What is he listening to?

141 Comments
2024/05/11
21:02 UTC

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