One of the more interesting aspects of sharks is how they attract such strong beliefs and emotions in the minds and hearts of people everywhere. They are perceived to be the unseen monsters of the deep. And yet, much of what people 'know' about sharks is, in fact, false. The myths about sharks are created and continually reinforced by media, literature, folklore, and ignorance.
Below are articles that explore some of those myths and try to supplant them with useful information.
Myth: sharks have poor vision
Sharks have such powerful and unusual sensing mechanisms that it has been assumed...
The two largest shark species – basking and whale sharks – can grow to more than 10 and 20 metres in length, respectively, but feed only on the tiniest fish and plankton.