what do sharks eat

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    Shark Feeding

    Many people ask what sharks eat and the answer to that varies. It depends on the type of shark as various species have different habits.

    Shark feeding also depends on where they live because this will change the other types of creatures that will be around them to choose from.

    Shark diet needs to evolve based on what is offered so they can survive. As we have said, sharks easily adapt to their habitat, therefore the number and variety of food selection will determine what will a shark eat in such location. Sharks may prefer certain types of foods but when they are scarce they will adjust their eating habits to compensate for it.

    Meat Eaters, not Man Eaters

    Most sharks are meat eaters and so they feed on other fish and even other sharks. Larger sharks aren’t afraid to go after a huge meal such as a dolphin or a sea lion. They have a very keen sense of smell, can feel vibrations, and can see well in the water even at night so they never have trouble finding their prey.

    Sharks have very powerful jaws and teeth so they can rip through meat and bones without any trouble at all. Since many sharks are thrashing from side to side as they eat it may give the impression that they are having difficulties but that isn’t the case at all.

    Non Meat Eaters

    Other shark species live off of small aquatic life including mollusks and clams. These types of sharks often live at the bottom of the ocean where there is an abundance of such food sources. They blend in well so they aren’t spotted by their prey very easily. These are often the smaller species of sharks that don’t need a huge volume of food to live on.

    Sharks also eat crab, squid, and lobster in areas where it is available. Due to the amount of commercial fishing ships though gathering such items for humans to consume though it isn’t always a source of food that they have available.

    Anything that moves in the water. And some things that don not move in the water. Sharks will try to eat anything and everything. However, if they acquire a taste for something-- Humans for instance they will seek them out.   Everything in the water is perceived food, they are curious will circle and then attack-- Even each other if one is wounded and bleeding.  Sharks do their part in keeping our oceans clean.


    Nice bit of grilled dolphin.

    Anything they want, I would say, depending upon if they can get it into their jaws.  They have caught them with any kind of stuff in their gut, furniture, trash, anything that fits.. 

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