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7 of the Most Uniquely Fierce Sharks

Sharks come in a lot of different shapes and sizes and many of them don’t look like the ones you see in movies. Here are seven sharks that went down some decidedly strange evolutionary paths.

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Sources:
Great whites:
https://www.upi.com/Great-white-sharks-Awesome-18-ton-bites/75811218033526/
(https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1469-7998.2008.00494.x)
http://elasmo-research.org/education/topics/p_shark_speed.htm
Greenland sharks:
https://www.wired.com/2014/02/creature-feature-10-fun-facts-greenland-shark/
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/08/greenland-shark-may-live-400-years-smashing-longevity-record
— (http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6300/702)
— (https://www.cell.com/abstract/S0092-8674(13)00072-X )
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/08/11/489229041/talk-about-an-ancient-mariner-greenland-shark-is-at-least-272-years-old
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37047168
Thresher sharks:
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2013/07/10/thresher-sharks-hunt-with-huge-weaponised-tails/
— (https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0067380 )
Sawsharks:
http://elasmo-research.org/education/shark_profiles/pristiophoriformes.htm
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/09/sawfish-teeth-didn-t-pave-way-modern-chompers
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/ampullae-of-lorenzini
https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/sharks-rays/sharks
Goblin sharks:
https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/discover-fish/species-profiles/mitsukurina-owstoni/
https://www.wired.com/2013/10/absurd-creature-goblin-shark/
Wobbegongs:
https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/discover-fish/species-profiles/orectolobus-maculatus/

Wobbegong Shark


https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/sharks-rays/wobbegong-shark
Frilled sharks:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/60129/11-fascinating-facts-about-frilled-shark
http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/types-of-shark/frilled-shark/
https://www.wired.com/2014/11/absurd-creature-week-nightmarish-shark-lures-victims-effed-teeth/?mbid=social_twitter
http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=1485
Catsharks:
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/160425-biofluorescence-glowing-catsharks-shark-eye-camera/
(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4843165/ )
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https://tinyurl.com/ych3bbrg

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frilled_shark_head2.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chlamydoselachus_anguineus_(mouth_and_teeth)_by_OpenCage.jpg
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