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#1103
Shark Week on the Discovery Channel
OleCrab - 7/11/2015 7:12 AM
Category: General
Replies: 5

Some of the things I learnt from watching hours of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel.
1. Great White & Mako sharks use the ambush tactic
2. Shark attacks on humans are 98% a mistake in identity, which will result in a bite.
3. Sharks teeth have sensors that work with their taste buds in the mouth which lets them know if what they have bitten into is their normal food (diet).
4. White Tip sharks are the most aggressive
5. Spring through summer the eastern coastline of Florida to the Carolina’s has hundreds to thousands of Black Tip sharks slowly migrating north. This results in much bigger sharks to come in closer to shore to hunt the Black Tips.
6. Sharks pick up on electrical impulses which their prey and humans generate. Makes me wonder what diving equipment generates electrical impulses.
7. Majority of attacks are on surface objects, i.e., swimmers and surfers.
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OleCrab - 7/12/2015 8:05 AM
Various times during the week. The whole week looked at various shark type (species), attacks on humans. But your correct most of the week was focused on Great Whites.

No 8. Bull sharks like to hangout near river openings and survive in freshwater because their body converts fresh into salt.
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OleCrab - 7/12/2015 8:08 AM
Addition to No 3, if what shark bites into is not of their normal diet, they let go of it and swim off. But be assured, they will taste.
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LatitudeAdjustment - 7/13/2015 4:00 AM
From OleCrab: No 8. Bull sharks like to hangout near river openings and survive in freshwater because their body converts fresh into salt.

Peter Benchley’s book Jaws is actually based on a Bull shark attack up a river in NJ, not a Great White.