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Shark Fun Facts To Kick Off Shark Week

 

 

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Here are some cool facts about sharks, since Shark Week kicks off on Discovery this Sunday!

 

  • The main reason fishermen kill sharks and take their fins is to supply the demand for shark fin soup, which many people mistakenly believe gives them sexual potency.

 

  • Most sharks live in shallow water, close to shore, because that’s where most of the food is.

 

  • The fastest shark is the mako, which can reach speeds up to 60 miles per hour.

 

  • Shark meat contains dangerously high levels of mercury and other heavy metals.

 

  • Sharks really don’t like to eat humans because we’re too bony. They’d much rather have a fat seal for dinner.
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FACT OR FICTION: SHARK WEEK EDITION

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