What the Shark!

Don’t hate! Indulge yourself with these sharkalicious fun facts

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Tiger shark swimming below the waves in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. Photo by Koa Matsuoka/ NOAA

Maybe it’s pop-culture, maybe it’s our primordial fear of monsters lurking in the deep, but sharks have gotten a pretty bad rap over the years.

Baby sharks are called pups!

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Blacktip reef shark pups at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
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Blacktip reef shark pups swim in shallow waters at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.

Have fish. Will travel.

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Tiger shark swimming below the waves in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. Photo by Koa Matsaua / NOAA
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A Tiger shark hunts an albatross floating on the water. Gif by USFWS

The shark is not a lonely hunter

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Galpagos Sharks swimming in Pahapanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. Photo by Nikki Gutlay / NOAA
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Sharks Need Veggies!

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School of Galpagos sharks in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. Photo by James Watt /NOAA

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