28 Interesting Shark Facts Just In Time For Shark Week

You’re more likely to be bitten by another person than by a shark — let alone a great white shark, but that hasn’t stopped us from recounting nightmare stories of the ocean’s most talked about predator. Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week is both a response to and an example of popular interest in one of the world’s most-feared predators.

Hundreds of shark species dart through oceans worldwide, with some being the size of your hand and others larger than a school bus. Even though the fear isn’t that warranted–you’re more likely to be killed by a falling coconut than a great white—the shark’s deftness as a predator warrants our curiosity. So whether you tune into Shark Week or not, wow your friends with these fascinating shark facts:

Polar Shark
Swell Shark Facts
Great White Sharks
Shark Bones
28 Interesting Shark Facts Just In Time For Shark Week
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Although scientists have quelled most of the media-driven fears surrounding sharks, this insane slow-motion footage of a shark attacking a seal shows just how cunning and powerful this predator truly is:

Enjoy these interesting shark facts? Check our other posts on interesting facts and amazing facts about ocean animals!

Kiri Picone
Bay Area transplant Kiri Picone is a writer and marketer who loves bizarre news and the color purple.
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