SHARKS THAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW​

Hello guys!  Once again I will post some of the world’s amazing life. Today, I am going to post about sharks. Sharks are one of the world’s top predator and highly dangerous. But you cannot deny the fact that sharks are one of the most amazing sea creatures in the world. When you hear about sharks, the first species that come to your mind are the Great White Shark and the Bull Shark. But, there are lots of other sharks that live in the ocean and some of them are just astonishing.So, this post is all about the shark species that you may not know.

Here is the list of some of the shark species.

 

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credits to Wikipedia

1. Megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios)

The Megamouth shark is a species of deepwater shark. It is one of the few sharks that are rarely seen by humans as they are living in the deep ocean. There are only 3 recordings of this fish alive since it’s first discovery in 1976. Just like the whale shark and the basking shark, this huge shark feeds on by filtering the water for plankton and jellyfish. Although it lives in the depth of the ocean, but this shark can also visit the shallow water.

 

 

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2. Greenland shark  (Somniosus microcephalus)

The Greenland shark or also known as the gurry shark or grey shark is a large shark of the family  Somniosidae or the sleeper sharks. It lives in the cold water of the north atlantic ocean and the arctic ocean. This sharks are one of the slowest swimming shark in the world, cruising at 0.76 mph (1.22km/h) with a top speed at 1.6 mph (2.6km/h). This shark feeds on fish and even seals and others. As the slowest shark, it is unknown of how it catch it’s prey.

 

 

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3. Frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus)

With the looks like it taken from a horror movie, the Frilled shark looks like an eel or a snake thanks to a long and thin body. Exhibiting several “primitive” features, the frilled shark has often been termed a “living fossil”. This shark live in the Atlantic and the Pacific ocean. The name comes from its pairs of gill slits which are long and frilly. This sharks are extremely rare and seeing this shark is very unlikely. It also prefer to live in the deep ocean.

 

 

 

 

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4. Goblin shark  (Mitsukurina owstoni)

The Goblin shark is a rare species of deep-sea shark. Sometimes called a “living fossil”, it is the only extantrepresentative of the family Mitsukurinidae, a lineage some 125 million years old. This pink-skinned animal has a distinctive profile with an elongated, flattened snout, and highly protrusible jaws containing prominent nail-like teeth. This shark is still a mystery as it is hard to study about this animal which lives in an area untouched by mankind.

 

 

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5. Bahamas Sawshark (Pristiophorus schroederi)

The Bahamas sawshark belongs to the family of Pristiophoridae. This shark lives in the Atlantic ocean from  the Bahamas and Cuba. It is also known as the American Sawshark. The distinctive snouts of these sharks are long, flat, and tapered. It can grow to atleast 80cm long. It hunt for small fishes and protect itselves from predator by using its saw like snout.

That is all from me in this post. there are still lots of other sharks that I did not mention. This are just some of them that are really astonishing and amazing. I really hope that you like this post and support me by giving a like. If there is any mistakes, then do not hesitate to comment below. Look forward for more wonderful things that will blow you mind.

 

 

 

 

 

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