28 Interesting Shark Facts That Reveal The Ocean’s Most Dominant Predator

Published July 11, 2015
Updated December 12, 2017

Did you know you're more likely to get bit by a New Yorker than by a shark? Wow your friends with these interesting shark facts!

You’re more likely to be bitten by another person than by a shark — let alone a great white shark — but that hasn’t stopped us from recounting nightmare stories of the ocean’s most talked about predator. Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week is both a response to and an example of popular interest in one of the world’s most-feared predators.

Hundreds of shark species dart through oceans worldwide, with some being the size of your hand and others larger than a school bus. Even though the fear isn’t that warranted–you’re more likely to be killed by a falling coconut than a great white—the shark’s deftness as a predator warrants our curiosity. So whether you tune into Shark Week or not, wow your friends with these cool shark facts:

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28 Interesting Shark Facts That Reveal The Ocean’s Most Dominant Predator
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Although scientists have quelled most of the media-driven fears surrounding sharks, this insane slow-motion footage of a shark attacking a seal shows just how cunning and powerful this predator truly is:

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Kiri Picone
Bay Area transplant Kiri Picone is a writer and marketer who loves bizarre news and the color purple.