When most people hear the word “shark,” it conjures up images of the ravenous great white menace from Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic film Jaws - an unstoppable killing machine bent on gobbling up unsuspecting skinny dippers. The conventional image of the shark is the fearsome, omnivorous hunter with a murderous, tooth-filled maw that spells doom for all who encounter it. This has led to an often irrational fear of what is actually a remarkable and misunderstood animal. But really, sharks are awesome creatures with incredible power, and once you read some incredible facts about sharks, you might think twice about how scary they are.
Sometimes shark behavior is so eerily prescient it’s enough to make one believe in shark premonitions. Due to common myths and misconceptions about amazing shark abilities, it has superstitiously been assumed that sharks have a supernatural sixth sense. While the reasoning might have been somewhat flawed, the conclusion is closer to correct than one might think. So, do sharks have a sixth and seventh sense that has kept them near the pinnacle of the aquatic food chain for millions of years running? And if they do… how do they work?
What Are Sharks?
The Ampullae Of Lorenzini – A Verifiable Sixth Sense That Lets Them Target Their Prey
The Lateral Line - Radar For Sharks
Pit Organs Could Be A Shark's Eighth Sense
Sharks Use Tactile Sensation - The Ability To Detect Movement - To 'Feel' Things
Sharks Can See 360 Degrees Around And Extremely Well In The Dark