Shark Bites – The World’s Deadliest Sharks

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Part of the reason the Discovery channel runs shark week every year is that sharks are largely misunderstood creatures. True, they’re also scary looking efficient killing machines, but they are not as deadly as you might think. Only 15% of attacks result in fatalities and they are only the 10th most dangerous animal (as far as fatalities per year) in the U.S. So which sharks are the most dangerous? Check it out in this third infographic in our shark week series.


See our entire series of Shark Week posts:

  • Shark Speed
  • Shark Weight
  • Shark Bites
  • Flying Sharks
  • Shark Family

Shark Weight – The Most Massive Sharks

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It may surprise you just how massive some sharks are. The largest shark, the whale shark is 2 feet longer than a typical school bus and weighs more than twice as much! (The average 38′ 84 passenger school bus weighs between 22,000-28,000 lbs). Luckily for us and most of the sea creatures out there, the two largest sharks alive today feed mostly on plankton. That makes the Great White the largest predator shark. On the other end of the scale the Dwarf Lanternshark is currently the smallest known shark, reaching only 8.3 inches (21.2cm) in length.


See our entire series of Shark Week posts:

  • Shark Speed
  • Shark Weight
  • Shark Bites
  • Flying Sharks
  • Shark Family

Shark Speed – The World’s Fastest Sharks

Yesterday marked the beginning of the Discovery Channel’s 25th season of Shark Week, an all out learning and entertainment fest centered on one of the least understood and most highly feared animals on our planet – the shark.

Here at Zoology Degree Online we love learning about all animals, but sharks are particularly fascinating.

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See our entire series of Shark Week posts:

  • Shark Speed
  • Shark Weight
  • Shark Bites
  • Flying Sharks
  • Shark Family