Posts tagged ‘Shark’

August 8, 2013

Shark Week: Day 5


Bull sharks are unusual among sharks as they have developed special adaptations that help them keep salt in their bodies even when they are in freshwater.  Bull sharks have been found swimming in the Mississippi River as far north as Illinois as well as upstream in many other rivers around the world including the Amazon in South America.


August 6, 2013

Shark Week: Day 3


The whale shark is the world’s largest fish, growing to be over 40 feet in length and can weigh more than 66,000 pounds.


August 5, 2013

Shark Week: Day 2


Baby sharks also known as “pups” can be up to 5 feet in length at birth. They do not experience any  protection from their parents when they are born. They are immediately members  of the ecosystem and have to fend for themselves.


August 4, 2013

Shark Week: Day 1


 You are more likely to be bitten by another person than a shark.


July 5, 2013


Sharks rarely pose a danger to humans, but humans do pose a danger to sharks. Fishermen kill an estimated 30 to 100 million sharks every year. About 75 shark species are in danger of becoming extinct.