The top speed of a shark varies between the individual species. There are over 400 species of sharks in the world's oceans, but the fastest known species is the shortfin mako and the slowest is the Greenland shark.Know More
The shortfin mako is the fastest shark in the ocean, able to reach a top speed of 31 miles per hour. This shark is also capable of breaching the ocean surface to capture prey, reaching heights of up to 20 feet.
The slowest shark in the ocean is the Greenland shark, able to reach a top speed of 1.7 miles per hour. As the name suggests, the Greenland shark lives in the Arctic Ocean.
The whale shark, the largest shark in the ocean, can reach a top speed of up to one body length per second. With a maximum size of 32.8 feet, the largest whale shark can reach a top speed of 22.4 miles per hour.Learn more about Sharks
The size of a shark depends on its species. The largest living shark, the whale shark, averages 31.82 feet long. The extinct megalodon was even bigger at about 60 feet long. The smallest shark is the dwarf lanternshark, which is only 6.7 inches long.Full Answer >
The waters of Jamaica are home to many species of sharks. Almost every ocean in the world has sharks in it.Full Answer >
When sharks mate, the male grabs the head of the female with his teeth and inserts pelvic fins called "claspers" into her reproductive area. The male has sacs that are filled with seawater that help to shoot his sperm through the female to ensure reproduction. The two sharks stop swimming and have to stay connected for several minutes. They sometimes fall to the ocean floor in the process.Full Answer >
Sharks live in every ocean of the world, with most species occupying waters no deeper than 7,000 feet. The Portuguese dogfish is the deepest-living shark and can be found at a depth of 12,000 feet. Some sharks, such as the bull shark, are capable of surviving in fresh water.Full Answer >