November 06, 2012

Card Sharks Facts

  • A shark attack on a human usually occurs in less than 6 feet 6 inches of calm water and within a short distance from shore.

  • Sharks do not chew their food. Instead, they swallow it whole. If it's too big, they tear it into pieces to swallow.

  • The jaws of large sharks are almost twice as powerful as the jaws of a lion.

  • Sharks can see almost as well behind them as they can in front.

  • Nurse sharks are slow-moving bottom-dwellers, found in the warm, shallow waters of the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific oceans.

  • More people are killed each year by pigs, coconuts, or lightning than by sharks.

  • The peppermint angelfish, or the Centropyge Boylei, is so rare that only a handful of photographs exist.

  • The peppermint angel can only be found in depths of 300 feet or more in the waters surrounding the Cook Islands.

  • The butterfly fish, a reef fish, can be found in tropical, shallow waters, around coral reefs at depths of less than 60 feet.

  • The "Miami Seaquarium" is the longest operating aquarium in America.

  • Electric eels are not true eels at all. They are knifefish.

  • Rhinopias are a type of Scorpion fish that can stun their prey with their venom before eating it. Scorpion fish also use their venomous sting to fend off unwanted predators.

  • Frogfish can swallow prey up to twice their size.

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