What is a cookiecutter shark?

Answer 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 »

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What is a big shark that is known as a basking shark?

The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is also known as the sunfish, sailfish, bone shark and elephant shark. The basking shark is the second-largest shark in the world, measuring 22 to 29 feet lon... Read More »

How do cookiecutter sharks get their name?

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 »

What is a pelagic shark?

Pelagic sharks live in the open ocean, also known as the pelagic zone, in both tropical and temperate waters. Pelagic sharks include whale sharks, mako sharks and great white sharks, among others.S... Read More »

What is a pool shark?

"Pool shark" is a slang phrase used to describe a very good billiards player. The term does have its own ominous connotations, though, and often refers to a "hustler" who takes advantage of naive o... Read More »