/r/sharks

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Sharks are amazing, important, and often misunderstood animals. We welcome enthusiasts, experts, and curious minds to dive in and explore the fascinating world of sharks!

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

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needed id

https://twitter.com/bizadanaliyik/status/1794677745659904210

hello, is it shortfin mako or porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus)? location: eastern mediterrenean.

1 Comment
2024/05/27
10:19 UTC

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I have something to say to some of you.

I’m speaking about everyone who commented on my previous posts. (Except quiet-try4554, who was extremely understanding. But when he succeeded to accept my apology, you all didn’t fail to downvote him.) I tried to be polite and explain my stupidity, but you wouldn’t have it. Many of you thought I was trolling or many of you said some unkind things, and I am just disappointed. If my question was sooo stupid, you could have just given me a “no it would not work” but you decided to punch down and call a stupid person stupid. Even after I rectified my mistake and apologized, you still wouldn’t have it. So, I hope all of you who commented or downvoted are reading this. And I hope you all get fucked.

5 Comments
2024/05/27
01:14 UTC

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omg this is the cutest thing ever

7 Comments
2024/05/26
23:53 UTC

145

Shark noodles!

8 Comments
2024/05/26
22:04 UTC

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Sharks at Ripley’s in Toronto

0 Comments
2024/05/26
20:04 UTC

82

shark romance...😆😆

5 Comments
2024/05/26
17:46 UTC

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Hello, I would like to apologize for my previous post.

I was off my meds, and I was thinking about how sharks can only really attack with their mouth. So I thought I would asks experts if keeping the point of a spear facing towards a shark would work as a viable way to defend yourself against a shark, or to defeat it in a fight. And I’m not implying that I’m going out of my way to stab sharks, I was just wondering if this would be a method that would work against sharks.Apparently people thought I was trolling, and others were extremely offended by my statement. I’m formally apologizing as I did not know that you would all react in this way. I am truly sorry for what I had posted.

18 Comments
2024/05/26
16:21 UTC

149

Don’t forget this useful information 😄 this summer.

3 Comments
2024/05/26
16:02 UTC

220

Why no aquarium has a Great White shark:

by Vox on YT

10 Comments
2024/05/26
11:07 UTC

667

Fuck yes!!!

I loves me a shark movie.. 🦈

106 Comments
2024/05/26
10:13 UTC

0

Possible counter to sharks.

Ok, so I am by no means an expert but hear me out. Sharks can only really attack with their mouths, this means they have to swim towards me to attack. If I keep a spear pointed directly at them, they would just swim into the spear. Can you guys confirm if this would work?

29 Comments
2024/05/26
01:31 UTC

0

"Yes, the baby land shark put me in the doghouse. And no. Not. Another. Word."

5 Comments
2024/05/26
00:31 UTC

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Blue water, white death (1971)

Well, I was watching the documentary "blue water, white death (1971)" and I was absolutely enchanted by the scenes in which one of the researchers plays the guitar, but I couldn't find the original songs by the lyrics... Could anyone tell me what some of those songs are?

1 Comment
2024/05/26
00:27 UTC

96

My bad bro🤣😂

5 Comments
2024/05/25
22:01 UTC

55

[OC] Thresher Shark in my derpy style.

4 Comments
2024/05/25
21:08 UTC

71

He is soooooooo cute LET HIM IN

7 Comments
2024/05/25
20:01 UTC

38

"Into the Jaws: The Astonishing Sight of a Shark's Open Mouth"

1 Comment
2024/05/25
19:07 UTC

69

🦈 yes so real I love sharks...

2 Comments
2024/05/25
18:34 UTC

0

Did you know that touching a sharks nose overstimulates their brain as their nose is crazy sensitive? He flipped it upside down to further overstimulate it's brain so he can gain control.

Sharks are just like semi dangerous curious puppies. They want a little nip out of curiosity but it's no good towards us humans so this diver more than knows what he is doing (I studied marine biology) I love sharks my favourite are lemon sharks their tail looks amazing. Also slowing ram breathers reduces their oxygen so be careful or they can die.

https://youtube.com/shorts/ulGvM7OWvzU?si=JWd2FBlMrxK_dUSO

10 Comments
2024/05/25
18:09 UTC

23

what species does this thresher represent?

3 Comments
2024/05/25
11:49 UTC

6

if you make a cartoon film about sharks, what plots will you make?

I feel there should be more cartoon film about sharks so that more people will love these fishes.

26 Comments
2024/05/25
10:12 UTC

0

Temptation

7 Comments
2024/05/25
03:26 UTC

23

Does anyone know what shark this is?

I got a shark tooth at a crystal shop (I went there for fun, not for spiritual reasons) and found a shark tooth. I think it’s pretty neat, but I don’t want to risk looking like an idiot by bragging about a fake tooth.

5 Comments
2024/05/24
17:01 UTC

34

Tattoo of lemon shark!

0 Comments
2024/05/24
16:45 UTC

10

Can anyone help ID the shark on this tattoo?

7 Comments
2024/05/24
16:45 UTC

31

When were sharks first spotted by humans?

I ask this because I recently came across this piece on how shark tooth fossils were often mistaken to be something else and were identified as shark teeth only in the 1600s. The source claimed that this was mainly because people haven't seen sharks for most of human history. But people have been crossing the seas for atleast 3000 years now.

13 Comments
2024/05/24
13:10 UTC

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