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Like other fish, sharks have scales, although theirs are smaller and coarser (so a shark's skin feels like sandpaper). Although often portrayed as vicious killers, sharks will normally leave humans alone, and very few shark attacks actually occur each year.

Shark-eye corneas have been used for human transplants, and shark tissue to make artificial skin for burn victims.

 

 


Kid's Corner: Ocean Game

Animated game with sounds! Can you tell the difference between an aquatic mammal and a fish?

 
 

 
Click on the individual sharks on the left hand columjn to get more cool facts.