Where Do Sharks Live?


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Sharks live in all the world's oceans. A few species can also live in fresh water. Sharks inhabit a wide variety of habitats within the ocean and can live in depths of up to 6,600 feet.

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Sharks range from predators of the open ocean to species that spend most of their lives on the sea bed. Some species have complex migration patterns. Many sharks are social, and some engage in cooperative hunting and feeding. Most species are not dangerous to humans. Fatal attacks are rare; only 10 people were killed by sharks in 2013. Sharks show investigative behavior and appear to learn from experience.

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