Unveiling the Ocean's Majestic Predators
Delve into the mysterious world of sharks, ancient creatures that have roamed the oceans for over 450 million years.
There are over 500 distinct species of sharks, each with its unique characteristics and behaviors.
Sharks made their first appearance around 450 million years ago, predating even the mighty dinosaurs.
Unlike most creatures, sharks don't have bones. Instead, their skeletons are made entirely of cartilage.
Sharks possess a 'sixth sense' called electroreception, allowing them to detect electrical signals from other organisms.
Some deep-sea sharks, like the lantern shark, can produce their own light through bioluminescence.
Annually, commercial fishing activities result in the death of around 100 million sharks, severely impacting their populations.
On average, sharks live for 20 to 30 years in the wild, with some species like the whale shark living up to 100 years.