How do cookiecutter sharks get their name?

Answer Cookiecutter sharks (Isistius brasiliensis) earn their name by the circular bite wounds they inflict on their prey. These wounds are inflicted by the shark attaching itself to the prey with its lip... Read More »

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What is a cookiecutter shark?

Predatory parasitic fish known as cookiecutter sharks, or Isistius brasiliensis, reside 11,500 feet below the ocean's surface in tropical and subtropical waters. The 20-inch sharks' bodies glow to ... Read More »

What do sand sharks eat?

Sand sharks eat small fish, such as mackerel, flounder, butterfish and skate. Their diet also includes crab, squid and lobster. The sand shark is a relatively slow swimmer that is more active at ni... Read More »

Do sharks eat sea otters?

Sharks such as the great white shark will eat sea otters, states the Defenders of Wildlife website. The “National Audubon Society Field Guide to Mammals” notes that sea otters that spot sharks ... Read More »

What do sharks eat when they are newborn?

Infants heart rates are higher than adults by nature. If you notice blueish color around the mouth, fingernails or toe nails you should seek medical care immediately. Infants with heart failure wil... Read More »