Sharks are different from fish in that they do not have bones but rather have light weight cartilage skeletons which allows them to stay buoyant and also gives the sharks flexibility to make sharp turns when pursuing prey. They also have oily livers which gives them balance in deep waters and the thickest skin of any animal species (up to 15 centimetres).
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Get To Know Them
Sharks are nicknamed silent killers because of their inability to make sounds due to lack of vocal codes and therefore communicate through body language. This fascinating animal has eyes located on the inside of their heads giving them a wider view of their surroundings.
Shark in Action
Great White Sharks are the largest predatory fish on Earth weighing up to 1 100 kg in adults. Have a look at this amazing video from Discovery.
Get Up Close & Personal
Great White Sharks are found mostly in cool waters close to the coast throughout the world's oceans and are known to grow up to 6 metres.Despite their huge sizes they can jump up to 3 metres out of water to catch prey and they have a very powerful bite, about four times stronger than a lion.