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Sharks

Myths and statistics about the oceans' most fearsome creature by David Johnson Read more Shark Facts Visit the Shark Hall of Fame Attack Statistics According to the International Sha…

shark

(Encyclopedia) shark, member of a group of almost exclusively marine and predaceous fishes. There are about 250 species of sharks, ranging from the 2-ft (60-cm) pygmy shark to 50-ft (15-m) giants. They are fo...

Shark Facts

Fast Facts on Sharks How is a shark different from other kinds of fish? by Holly Hartman Sharks are fish. But how is a shark different from other kinds of fish? Most other fish have sk…

bonnet shark

(Encyclopedia) bonnet shark: see hammerhead shark .

whale shark

(Encyclopedia) whale shark, large, plankton-eating shark, Rhincodon typus, found in all tropical seas of the world. The largest known specimens are 50 ft (15 m) long, making them the largest fish in th...

white shark

(Encyclopedia) white shark, large, ferocious shark, Carcharodon carcharias. Also known as the great white shark and maneater, this shark can attack swimmers and boats without provocation, though it doe...

hammerhead shark

(Encyclopedia) hammerhead shark, active, surface-living shark, genus Sphyrina. Its curious head has lateral projections resembling the crossbar of a T, and its eyes and ears are located in the outer ti...