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8/1/2008 8:04:52 AM permalink

In honor of Shark Week and Irascible's request for all the shark info, here is Hanso's Shark Week facts:



Reaching lengths of more than 20 ft and weighing up to 5,000 lb, the great white shark is the world's largest known predatory fish.

Great white sharks, like all other sharks, have an extra sense given by the Ampullae of Lorenzini, which enables them to detect the electromagnetic field emitted by the movement of living animals.

Great whites typically hunt using an "ambush" technique, taking their prey by surprise from below.

Great white attacks most often occur in the morning, within 2 hours after sunrise. The reason for this is that it is hard to see a shark close to the bottom at this time.

Great White Sharks take around 15 years to reach sexual maturity. The lifespan of the great white has not been definitively established, although many sources estimate that great whites live 30 to over 100 years.

The tiger shark is the second largest predatory shark ,  they can range from 11 to 14 ft long and weigh 850 to 2000 lb.

This shark is a solitary hunter, usually hunting at night. Its name is derived from the dark stripes down its body.

The tiger shark is often found close to the coast, in mainly tropical and sub-tropical waters.

The tiger shark mates only once every 3 years.

The bull shark is well known for its unpredictable, often aggressive behavior. Since bull sharks often dwell in shallow waters, they may be more dangerous to humans than any other species of sharks.

Bull sharks are extremely territorial and will attack other animals – including humans – that enter their territory.

Blue sharks are found off the coasts of every continent, except for Antarctica.

Blue sharks grow to 12.5 ftor more. The shark's typical weight is 300 lb to 400 lb.


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