SHARKS

Sharks come in all sizes, from the tiny spined pygmy to the 40-foot whale shark, but the great white is hands-down the most famous, thanks in no small part to a little movie called "Jaws."
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Amazing Animals: Shark Quiz

They are notoriously savage and bloody when they attack, but behind a sharks' vicious reputation is a variety of different shapes, sizes and demeanors. Learn all about the different types of sharks.

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  • 10 Most Dangerous Places for Shark Attacks

    10 Most Dangerous Places for Shark Attacks

    You've heard the stat. You're more likely to be struck by lightning than be attacked by a shark. Still, wouldn't it be nice to know that your next aquatic destination doesn't fall on this list? See more »

  • Amazing Animals: Great White Shark Quiz

    Amazing Animals: Great White Shark Quiz

    They are the most notorious species of shark, boasting 3,000 jagged teeth and a bite that kills. See how much you know with this quiz. See more »

  • Amazing Animals: Shark Attack Quiz

    Amazing Animals: Shark Attack Quiz

    Many shark attacks, while deadly, are mistakes. So why do sharks attack humans? And how can you avoid being mistaken for prey next time you're at the beach? See more »

  • Amazing Animals: Shark Quiz

    Amazing Animals: Shark Quiz

    They are notoriously savage and bloody when they attack, but behind a sharks' vicious reputation is a variety of different shapes, sizes and demeanors. Learn all about the different types of sharks. See more »

  • Amazing Animals: Tiger Shark Quiz

    Amazing Animals: Tiger Shark Quiz

    Tiger sharks have been known to eat everything from deer antlers to explosives to a suit of armor. What makes them so willing to eat anything? And how do they compare to their fellow seafaring predators? See more »

  • Are dogs a shark's favorite meal?

    Are dogs a shark's favorite meal?

    Perhaps you prefer a nice filet mignon with a red wine reduction, but according to one source, dogs are a shark's favorite meal. Where do they find pups in the deep? See more »

  • Can flapping fish really attract sharks?

    Can flapping fish really attract sharks?

    If you want to attract someone's attention, you wave. But sometimes, wildly flailing about can bring the wrong kind of interest. Do flapping fish beckon to hungry sharks? See more »

  • Can I survive a shark attack by gouging out its eyes?

    Can I survive a shark attack by gouging out its eyes?

    A shark is coming at you. It opens its mouth wide, bearing teeth. Will you be able to reach around and poke it in the eyes without losing an arm? See more »

  • Can playing dead help save me from a shark attack?

    Can playing dead help save me from a shark attack?

    If it works for bears, can it work for sharks? If you're swimming alone, it might not be the best idea. But if you're surrounded by scores of thrashing swimmers, playing dead might help you escape the shark's notice. See more »

  • Can wearing magnets really repel sharks?

    Can wearing magnets really repel sharks?

    Sharks scare us to death. What scares them? Magnets. Researchers have tossed magnets in the water and watched the sharks dart away. But what could be so repugnant about a magnet? See more »

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