Many people fear sharks because of shock stories in the media and scary films like Jaws. The fact is that sharks are a crucial part of the food chain that help keep the oceans and planet healthy. We need to take time to learn the facts about sharks and why they are so important to us and our world, so that we can help to protect sharks.
As APEX predators, sharks sit at the top of the food chain and help maintain a healthy balance of life and healthy oceans. By controlling numbers of large and mid-sized predators, sharks allow smaller fish to thrive, ensuring healthy ecosystems with a diverse range of species and competitors. Apex predators like sharks are known as keystone species. This means that they are crucially important. Take sharks out of the food chain and the whole structure could collapse, so we need sharks to stop this from happening by protecting sharks.
Our favourite 5 Shark Facts for kids: * Sharks have been around since before the dinosaurs * Sharks can produce 30,000 teeth in a lifetime * Humans need sharks as they help ensure a healthy ocean * Shark attacks on humans are due to mistaken identity * You have more chance of being killed by a cow than a shark *
We have created a host of engaging videos, fact sheets, worksheets, activities, quizzes and even a SHARK COURSE with the aim of promoting understanding of sharks to both kids and adults. We hope you enjoy them and are inspired to want to protect amazing sharks too.
If you’re interested in sharks and want to know more, why not check out our fun Amazing Sharks Course
It’s packed full of fun shark activities, shark worksheets, shark diagrams, shark videos and shark quizzes that appeal to both kids and adults.
Pass the course and receive an awesome personalised Shark Legend Certificate.
Suits age 7+. Cost $20.
Test your general shark knowledge.
What are baby sharks are called? Which is the fastest shark in the ocean? How many people are killed by sharks in Australia each year?
Discover the three main ways that amazing Australian sharks reproduce and produce baby sharks.
Viviparous, Oviparous & Ovoviparous methods
We can all do our bit to help protect sharks. Here are 5 easy way that’s you can help protect sharks: