Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

Although they are considered the largest marine predators, dangerous to humans, how much we really know about sharks? Did you know that a person more likely to become a victim of an attack of another person (former boyfriends and girlfriends do not count) than a shark? Or, from the XVI century, it recorded much less unprovoked shark bites than the number of SMS app that you send each month? Did you know that sharks are not only gray, but also of all colors - for example, pink and yellow?

Sharks - a delightful creatures that play a key role in maintaining the balance of the ecosystem. Without these skilled predators (well, maybe not all of them skilled - some seem as lost as we are on Monday morning) oceanic ecosystem would be so impaired that the person might have had to say goodbye to the fish and crustaceans.

In our today's list are some little known facts about sharks, namely: why the shark pups eating their brothers and sisters in the womb, what kind of shark is the largest organ, and many others.

Since the great white shark is already very widely, we will focus mainly on the facts about other shark species that live in our oceans.

So, before you - 25 facts about sharks, you still do not know!

25. The most nasty taste in the world

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

One of Iceland's national dish called "hákarl" (hákarl). It is made from meat or Greenland Shark, once this giant shark that fresh, cut and left for 6-8 weeks to drained juices, and then hold vyalitsya outdoors for 2-5 months. Famous American chef Anthony Bourdain (Anthony Bourdain) named this taste is 100 times richer than that of blue cheese, and said it was "only the worst, most disgusting and horrible taste thing."

24. Sharks help a person to fight infection

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

As for sharks, for whatever reasons, did not grow barnacles and microorganisms, the scientists examined their skin to find a way to combat bacterial infections in humans.

23. The strangest thing that eating shark

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

It is known that the sharks that live in the northern latitudes, often eat seals, but did you know that sometimes the Greenland Shark eat horses, deer, and even polar bears?

22. Why sharks attack humans over near California

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

In the waters around California, there is a big shark attacks because there are more production. On the orders of the US government is located near several different protected natural areas. Populations of marine mammals are increased, thereby attracting to the shores of the state of hungry sharks who want to make money.

21. The number of shark bites, registered in the last 400 years,

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

In the period from 1588 to 2011, total 2463 cases of unprovoked shark bite was recorded. Less than 20% of cases of them were fatal.

20. Shark can eat underwater camera

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

Since the shark can detect the electrical signals emitted by living beings, then during the hunt, they can be mistaken for prey and eat underwater camera that emits an electrical signal.

19. The shark blood containing anticoagulants

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

Also, the scientists examined the blood of sharks to help patients with heart disease. In particular, they are studying the system of blood clotting present in the blood of these predators.

18. The best place to survive a shark attack

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

If a person bitten shark, then it is best to sail at the location where the coolest water, as in a cold water temperature of the body is reduced, thus slowing blood loss. In all of this, from the bites of sharks dying less people than during a game of football in high school or college.

17. Small shark-eaters eyes

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

The parasitic crustaceans may stick to the eye Greenland Shark and gradually erode the cornea, causing the shark fades.

16. Cubs sharks eat their brothers and sisters

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

Cubs sharks often eat their brothers and sisters in the womb. Do you know why? Since sharks female can be fertilized by several males, small akulyata eat each other to the children were born only of their father.

15. A great white sharks do not like the taste of human flesh,

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

Ask any man what a shark he fears most, and the answer will most likely hear that it is a great white shark. Fortunately, people should not be afraid of too great white sharks, because they really do not like the taste of human flesh; they often bite and release their prey.

14. The eyes with self-heating

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

Shark living in cold waters, may involve organs located near the eye sockets, which are heated their eyes, helping better visible and therefore better to hunt in ice water.

13. The shark that swims during sleep

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

Katran, or common spiny dogfish, the most famous among the sharks because of their strange peculiarities: she sleeps swimming. Just like people, lunatics, who can sleep and walk, spiny dogfish can swim while sleeping.

12. A strange romance of blue sharks

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

Many shark species have unusual ways of seduction. To show their interest, a male blue shark bites female. Strong. And the skin of female blue sharks, of course, is three times thicker than that of males, to protect them during these courtship.

11. Colorful shark

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

In addition to its well-known shark found grayish appearance of pink or yellow.

10. The Barking Shark

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

swellshark or Chilean koshachegolovaya shark can pump up water and swell, doubling the size of its body, to prevent predators to pull themselves out of the reef and crevices where they sleep during the day (these sharks are nocturnal). If they get out of the water, they swallow air and blowing, make sounds, like barking.

9. The smallest shark

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

Surprisingly small shark Etmopterus perryi has a body length of only 20 cm. Due to the presence of photophores it can emit light.

8. The jaw is almost the size of three people

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

The whale shark can open its mouth for 4, 6 meters. Fortunately for humans, it feeds only on plankton.

7. The Sharks have excellent peripheral vision

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

Alarm for small fish facts about sharks: they can see around them almost 360 degrees. The only places that they can not be seen - right in front of the muzzle, and just behind the head.

6. Shark playing football

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

porbeagle or Lamno when not prowl for food, throw pieces of seaweed with each other in a kind of game, which can be compared with football.

5. Shark Protecting travelers

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

If you are - tourists looking for inspiration in animals, then pay attention to the hammerhead shark. These migratory travelers sailing from the Florida coast up to the polar region, adapting to the changing temperature of the water all along the way.

4. The largest organ in sharks

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

Despite its seemingly voracity, the largest organ of the sharks is not the stomach and liver.

3 shark teeth

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

One of the cool facts about sharks in our list is that they never have holes in their teeth. And all because the outside teeth covered with fluoride - the main active ingredient contained in most toothpastes.

2. Nedoakula

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

disgusting looking (and with the strange name) vobbegongovuyu or carpet shark and even a shark is difficult to call. Being a poor swimmer, she lies in wait on the seabed for days on end, to suddenly attack the fish swim past.

1. Shark vs. People

Little-known facts about sharks that you might not know

Sharks kill less than 15 people a year - agree that more than a meager figure compared to 73 million sharks are being destroyed by man over the same period.