The habitat of a plant or animal is where it lives.
Sharks (and many other animals and plants) live in the sunlit ocean, also called the sunlit zone. Scroll down to see the many different kinds of animals that live in the sunlit zone. Then, on your paper, list 10 sharks you can find on that page. Spelling counts!
This question was submitted by Julian in Mrs. James's class.
How long do you think sharks live? Ten years. Fifty years? More than fifty years?
Let's take our toothy friend, the great white shark. How long does he live? Well...
Many of our students want to know how many teeth a shark has. Hmmm. That's a toughie. How about the great white shark? Okay, we've got a more specific answer for you. From the Fox Shark Research Foundation we learn that the "great white's most famous feature is their sharp, serrated, triangular teeth which are arranged in 5 rows and are continuously shed and replaced in a conveyor belt fashion. An adult white shark can have up to 300 teeth in its mouth at any one time."
The Monterey Bay Aquarium offers lots of shark activities for you to explore. The aquarium recently added a young great white shark to their Outer Bay exhibit. You can read daily updates on the great white, as well as catch him and his fishy cohorts on a live cam.