Illustration of a great white shark.

1124685695

Illustration of a great white shark.

Photo by: SCIEPRO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

SCIEPRO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

There’s a Lot You Don’t Know About Sharks

By: Discovery

But in the meantime, here are some fin-tastic facts you probably didn’t know about sharks.

July 02, 2020

Science doesn’t lie, but there are still so many mysteries to uncover about our favorite ocean predators.

@discovery

Yes, this is the verified Discovery Channel account. :shark: :eggplant::eggplant: ##SharkWeek

♬ Shark Pickles - discovery

Sharks have Two…

Did you know that there are very few observed instances of sharks mating in the wild? We do know some things about mating due to aquarium research and actual reproduction. For example, sharks have two penises, sort of.

Known as claspers, these two reproductive organs are only on male sharks and they act as the channel for the semen to enter the female’s cloaca during mating. The clasper essentially latches on to the female to facilitate reproduction.

The Truth About Baby Sharks

There are three ways that baby sharks are born, some sharks lay eggs, others birth live young--and some female sharks even store fertilized eggs for a specific gestation period which then hatch internally and are birthed.

Where do Baby Sharks Come From?
Loading Video...

Shark sex is cool, shark anatomy is cool, really, we just love sharks.

SHARK WEEK starts AUGUST 9 on Discovery. There's a lot you still don't know about sharks.

Next Up

Meet the Shark Species at Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium’s expert animal team cares for several shark species, from the great hammerhead and tiger sharks, to the largest in the sea - whale sharks (yes, they are a part of the shark family). Some of these species are apex predators essential to our ocean’s ecosystem. Unfortunately, humans are the number one threat to their populations.

Shark Week: The Podcast - Eli Roth on Shark Killing Tournaments

Luke Tipple chats with Eli Roth, award-winning filmmaker and shark conservationist about shark killing tournaments in Florida and across the United States.

New Walking Shark Species Discovered

A shark that walks, evolutionary conundrums, temperature changes, and tectonic shifts lead scientists to discover four new species of sharks.Watch Island of the Walking Sharks on Wednesday, July 27 at 8:00pm ET/PT on Discovery and stream it on discovery+.

Shark Week: The Podcast – Christine de Silva on the Technology Helping Us Understand Deep Sea Sharks

Luke Tipple is joined by Christine de Silva, marine scientist, shark expert, and co-founder of Juice Robotics to discuss deep-sea sharks and the technology helping us understand them.

Shark Week NFT Drop: Everything You Need to Know

Shark Week has entered the metaverse.

Shark Week: The Podcast – Cristina Zenato on Why Sharks are the Safest Animal to Interact With on the Planet

Luke Tipple is joined by Cristina Zenato, “shark whisperer,” professional diver, shark expert, and founder of People of the Water. They discuss shark personalities, cognitive instincts, and their memory passed through DNA.

Shark Week: The Podcast – The Huge “Blob” Threatening Great White Sharks

Shark Girl Madison Stewart, star of Shark Week’s Jaws vs. The Blob, talks about the changing habits of and dangers to great white sharks.

Shark Week: The Podcast – The Life and Life Cycle of Sharks

Dive in with marine biologist and shark expert Luke Tipple as he discusses the evolution and life cycle of a shark from mating and birthing.

Shark Week: The Podcast - Dr. Craig O’Connell on Shark Repellents and Great Whites in Montauk, New York

Luke Tipple is joined by marine biologist, Dr. Craig O’Connell to discuss shark repellents and how Montauk, New York has become a Great White hotspot.

Shark Week Is Our Favorite Thing About Summer

Get ready for the best summer yet. This year, SHARK WEEK starts on July 11 with more jawsome shows than ever before on Discovery and discovery+.

Related To: