Top 10 Quirkiest Sharks

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by: Cristen Conger
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The Jaws franchise has shaped the popular perception of sharks as huge, bloodthirsty beasts that exist to ruin beach vacations. However, that plot line is based more on fantasy than fact. More than 400 identified shark species roam the global seas, and a majority of them prefer to keep a safe distance from humans. In fact, the deeper you dive into the vast shark catalog, the more you realize how strange and downright quirky many of these animals are.

To glimpse at the amazing variety of the world's fiercest fish, check out these 10 sharks of various shapes, sizes and bizarre habits.

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