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Photo by @BrianSkerry A Shortfin Mako Shark in New Zealand swims open-mouthed at photographer Brian Skerry. Makos are one of the fastest fish in the sea, capable of bursts up to 60mph and of all shark species they have one of the largest brains, relative to body size. The numbers of makos have declined worldwide due to over fishing and the demand for shark fins. They are currently listed as vulnerable.

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Happy Shark Week! Party Ideas and Fun Ways To Celebrate Shark Week

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Happy #SharkWeek ! The largest shark alive today is the whale shark, which can get up to 60 feet long, while the dwarf lantern shark can fit in your hand.

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Shark Wranglers

Sharks hunt using their sensory systems not their eyesight (which is pretty terrible). They’ll often hunt in river-mouths, murky water and at sunrise or sunset and will bump their prey before attacking it. To a shark, a surfer can look just like a seal from below – one of the favourite snacks of larger, temperate water shark species.

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Shark that smiles for the cameras: Meet the fearsome creature that eats polar bears and can live until 200

The Greenland Shark. They can grow to 23-feet long and have been known to attack bears and reindeers. Great, another nightmare sea monster come to life.

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If you’ve had a bad day, Sheila wants to help you out! | By Ketrina ketrinadrawsalot [Animated - Gif - Shark - Comic]

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