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Here on the site you can find many answers that people often seek.

Question: Is a shark a fish?

Answer: Yes, sharks are a group of fish.

Question: How many different species of sharks exists?

Answer: I know 466 different species of sharks. I have them all collected in a database.

Question: What shark is the most dangerous?

Answer: The five most dangerous sharks are (in order):
  1. Bull Shark
  2. Great White Shark
  3. Tiger Shark
  4. Mako Shark
  5. Lemon Shark

Question: What shark is the longest shark?

Answer: The five longest sharks are (in order):
  1. Whale shark (50 ft long)
  2. Basking Shark (40 ft long)
  3. Great White Shark (30 ft long)
  4. Mega Mouth (23 ft long)
  5. Hammerhead Shark (20 ft long)

Question: How many species of sharks attack humans??

Answer: There are about 10 species known to have attacked humans.

Question: What is the risk of being attacked by a shark?

Answer: The risk is not great at all, in fact it is very low. Here are some examples:
The risk of a falling coconut hitting you are 200 times greater.
The risk of getting struck by lightning is 10 times greater.

Question: How fast can a shark swim?

Answer: The fastest shark is a Mako Shark, the shark can reach a speed of 45 mph.
The Great White Shark attack with a speed of about 30 mph.

Question: How far away can a shark scent blood in the water?

Answer: It is said that sharks can scent 1 single drop of blood in a 6 miles distance, but I have never heard about documented proofs telling so. However there is no doubt that sharks have an excellent sense of smell.

Question: How does a shark give birth?

Answer: Sharks give birth in three different ways:
  1. Some species lay eggs
  2. Some species give birth to live young, and they can be on their own right after the birth. Their mother leaves them after the birth.
  3. The third way they give birth, is called ovovivipar, and that means that the mother has the eggs inside her until the birth, and then the eggs hatch in the uterus just before the birth. Here the young ones also have to be on their own from the beginning.