What do Sharks Eat?
Shark attacks are very rare, and very few species of
shark have ever attacked humans. People are more likely
to be killed by lightning, or a bee sting, than to be
attacked by a shark. However, when a shark does attack,
it is devastating. The teeth of a shark vary in shape
and size from specie to specie, but some teeth can reach
lengths of 2.5 inches. The teeth of the extinct megaladon
shark reached lengths of over 7 inches.
The bite of a shark can rip into its prey with the
force of several tons. Sharks have exceptionally powerful
jaws, filled with rows and rows of teeth. They use their
powerful jaws for tearing off large chunks of flesh.
For example, with a single bite, a great white shark
can tear off 31 pounds of flesh. However, not all sharks
are carnivorous. Some shark species survive off plankton,
like the two largest shark species: the whale shark
and the basking shark. Other species, like the tiger
shark, will eat almost anything.
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