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7 of the Most Uniquely Fierce Sharks

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Sharks come in a lot of different shapes and sizes and many of them don't look like the ones you see in movies. Here are seven sharks that went down some decidedly strange evolutionary paths.

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Sources:
Great whites:
https://www.upi.com/Great-white-sharks-Awesome-18-ton-bites/75811218033526/
(https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1469-7998.2008.00494.x)
http://elasmo-research.org/education/topics/p_shark_speed.htm
Greenland sharks:
https://www.wired.com/2014/02/creature-feature-10-fun-facts-greenland-shark/
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/08/greenland-shark-may-live-400-years-smashing-longevity-record
— (http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6300/702)
— (https://www.cell.com/abstract/S0092-8674(13)00072-X )
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/08/11/489229041/talk-about-an-ancient-mariner-greenland-shark-is-at-least-272-years-old
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37047168
Thresher sharks:
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2013/07/10/thresher-sharks-hunt-with-huge-weaponised-tails/
— (https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0067380 )
Sawsharks:
http://elasmo-research.org/education/shark_profiles/pristiophoriformes.htm
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/09/sawfish-teeth-didn-t-pave-way-modern-chompers
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/ampullae-of-lorenzini
https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/sharks-rays/sharks
Goblin sharks:
https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/discover-fish/species-profiles/mitsukurina-owstoni/
https://www.wired.com/2013/10/absurd-creature-goblin-shark/
Wobbegongs:
https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/discover-fish/species-profiles/orectolobus-maculatus/
http://otlibrary.com/wobbegong-shark/
https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/sharks-rays/wobbegong-shark
Frilled sharks:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/60129/11-fascinating-facts-about-frilled-shark
http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/types-of-shark/frilled-shark/
https://www.wired.com/2014/11/absurd-creature-week-nightmarish-shark-lures-victims-effed-teeth/?mbid=social_twitter
http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=1485
Catsharks:
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/160425-biofluorescence-glowing-catsharks-shark-eye-camera/
(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4843165/ )
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Greenland_shark_profile.jpg
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https://youtu.be/OA98bN7mxjw
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0067380#
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pristiophorus_japonicus_cropped.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pliotrema_warreni_REGAN,_1906.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lorenzini_pores_on_snout_of_tiger_shark.jpg
https://tinyurl.com/y866w5bt
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mistukurina_owstoni_museum_victoria_-_head_detail.jpg
https://tinyurl.com/yb8947k6
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chlamydoselachus_anguineus2.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frilled_shark_head2.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chlamydoselachus_anguineus_(mouth_and_teeth)_by_OpenCage.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chlamydoselachus_anguineus_head.jpg
https://tinyurl.com/ycwga77d
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4843165/
https://tinyurl.com/y8k62j46
https://youtu.be/_3-rB4HjK-Y
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Indominus 12 hours ago

What about the Epaulette shark, the walking shark that can stay on land for an hour

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CODE HAVOC 14 hours ago

I like how he explains these sharks, btw, nice allusion to the xenomorphs from the ALIEN movies.

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superfightingrobot 16 hours ago

"7 sharks that go out of their way to be lazy bastards"

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ethereaI røse 20 hours ago

I play hungry shark evolution and now I know too much

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solidrock reptiles 1 day ago

Dude you left out Greenland sharks so much like how they can eat polar bears.

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Death Ball 1 day ago

8:31, how the hell does blue light, one of the most easily attenuated wavelengths of visible light, make it deep into the ocean? Shouldn’t it be red?

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Tom Sparey 1 day ago

Uh-huh mmmhhh
*scribbles in note pad
*looks at note pad
Buy more milk

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doxen king 1 day ago

It’s a damn shame they didn’t actually show the goblin shark in action. Absolutely terrifying.

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Fergus Wyrm 2 days ago

Aren't greenland sharks also filled with urea?

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nooblikeplays 2 days ago

sherks er evel!!!!

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Chris Stratton 3 days ago

Correction: it's actual jaw is in its throat but the jaw that it uses to bite is really a fake jaw

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m o o d X 3 days ago

Have y’all seen that Greenland shark that’s blowing up every where, he’s over 510 years old.

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m o o d X 3 days ago

I’ve dived with whale sharks there so cool!

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i'm great at other stuff 3 days ago

the greenland shark lives in norway (aswell as other Places), the waters in norway get about 0-subzero degrees C, 10 degrees C isn't really even that low.

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Proximity Illuminati 3 days ago

Sharks aren't supposed to be weird but it's part of their evolution to add a weird body part for their. Survival -i like sharks

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Aine Morgan 4 days ago

Sawsharks can go 2500m deep

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Richarizard 4 days ago

No megamouth or cookie cutter?

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keyboard smashing is an art. 5 days ago

Why is Hollywood still making movies about Megalodon and great white. I saw at least two sharks that would make a Ripley movie look mundane.

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TheJeremiah Collection 5 days ago

I'm gonna guess the Goblin, thresher, greenland, saw, frilled, six (and/or sevengill), and the megamouth shark are going to be on here
edit: I was kinda right

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Light Gravity YT 5 days ago

7:13 hmmmmmmm I wanna name him Alan!

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