Sharks are misunderstood creatures - often portrayed as terrifying and dangerous they are not - here we appreciate sharks and value their place in our oceans.
We do not tolerate cruelty to sharks and will delete any posts encouraging touching animals in their native environments.
We respect that the ocean is their world - we are just tourists. There are also very few shark attacks globally - way less than you would think.
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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.
I'm looking for a good place near Arkansas that would allow me to swim with sharks (preferably in the wild, but it don't matter) I love sharks and would love to learn about them in the real world by swimming with them
Too the folks who reached out who also track Eddie she was pinged off Andros Islands East Middle side on April 22, 2023. She is not the undortunate Hammerhead found in Alabama beached.
Saw this photo at a restaurant during a birthday dinner. Is this shark fishing?
I’ve been wondering and wanting to know other people’s opinions on whether you would still consider the white shark an apex predator
found on the coast of Western Australia just past Mandurah
CALLING ALL MARINE BIOLOGIST FAMILIAR WITH SHARK BIOLOGY
I’m a marine biology student, and we did a dissection on a dead blue shark that washed up on the beach. It was male, and we had this organ. The teacher wasn’t quite sure what it was and she settled on it being a kidney or spleen. does anyone know what it is because i did some digging and no spleen or kidney in a blue shark online looked anything like this
Saw this shark when waiting in a drive through earlier today, thought I’d share with some shark enthusiasts.