OdySea Aquarium: Shark Week

The oceans are filled with marine life, big and small, fierce and gentle, fast swimmers and slow swimmers, and yet the most recognizable creature of the deep is the SHARK!

When you hear the word “shark” what comes into your mind? That is right, huge teeth, fierce hunter, with a telltale fin. Sharks have been swimming in oceans since prehistoric times and are thought of as rulers of the sea.

But are all sharks the same? There are more than 400 different species of sharks swimming in waters around the globe. However, if you go to the beach, it is not likely that you would see one while swimming in the ocean. Most species of sharks live in deep ocean water away from the shore. Almost all sharks are meat eaters, and will eat most anything, even trash thrown in the ocean.

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Biology, Zoology
Sharks & Rays
Early Childhood, K-6
Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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