- 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.
November 06, 2012
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