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Boost your shark knowledge with these amazing facts about the ocean’s biggest predators!
- Dorsal fins help stop sharks from rolling over.
- A great white shark can detect a drop of blood more than four and a half kilometres away.
- Hammerhead sharks are less buoyant than other sharks, but the hammer shape helps provide lift, just like an aircraft wing, in the water.
- A group of sharks is called a shiver.
- Tiger sharks have a protective membrane that automatically blinks down over their eyes to protect them from flailing prey that could cause any damage.
- Whale sharks are the largest sharks as well as the largest fish.
- Bull sharks can survive in both salt water and fresh water.
- As zebra sharks grow older, their stripes are replaced with leopardlike spots.
- Pregnant lemon sharks return to the same lagoon to give birth every two years.
- Sharks have oily livers that give them buoyancy in water.
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Learn even more about the ocean's biggest predators and other creatures of the deep with Super Shark Encyclopedia.