During one scene in JAWS 2 the teens’ fear and cries of shark were real, as they were being circled by a 15-foot shark. The production crew at a distance thought they were acting and just gave them a thumbs up.
A Florida man was stranded on a sandbar with sharks circling around him. He kept them at bay with a fishing pole for an hour and a half, after which he remembered he had a cell phone and called for help.
Sharks are older than trees. “Modern” trees lived around 350 million years ago while sharks have existed for 400 million years.
Sharks have been around longer than trees. Sharks appeared 400 million years ago while trees appeared 350 million years ago.
An Orca (killer whale) can put a great white shark to sleep by turning it over on it’s back. The Orca then drowns the shark, only to eat the liver and the tongue.
There is a rather large population of Bull Sharks living in a river… yes, in Australia.
Shark teeth are actually scales; that’s why they can infinitely grow them back.
Sand tiger shark fetuses kill and eat each other in the womb. Only the strongest survives to be born ‘a metre long and already an experienced killer’.
Humans aren’t appropriate prey for great white sharks because their digestion is too slow to cope with the high ratio of bone to muscle and fat.
Sharks kill 12 people per year – people kill 11,417 sharks per hour.