Fun Fact Friday: Sharks

PHOTO CREDIT: TERRY GROSS

Did you know that sharks don’t get cavities? It’s true!

It’s Shark Week, the perfect time to highlight some fun facts about sharks!

  • Shark teeth are actually coated in flouride.
  • Some species of shark have a pecking order, and eat from smallest to largest.
  • Sharks can track their prey by its heartbeat.
  • Sharks don’t chew, but rather swallow food whole.
  • More than 80% of people who are bitten by sharks survive.
  • Whale sharks don’t reproduce until they’re 30.
  • A whale shark’s skin is three and a half inches thick.
  • Thresher sharks can slap their prey with their long tails.

Want to learn more about sharks? Check out our Sharks Content Collection on Discovery Education Streaming!

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