Are sharks omnivores?


Quick Answer

All species of sharks are carnivores, not omnivores. On rare occasions, a shark will dine on something other than meat, such as seaweed, but it happens so rarely that it's not common enough to change the shark's classification.

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Sharks, especially tiger sharks, will often eat things that aren't even considered to be food. Trash in the ocean is the most common snack for these sharks. When a shark eats something such as a bottle or other waste material, it is usually done by accident.

An omnivore is an animal that eats almost anything. They consume meat and plant matter on a regular basis, and humans are good examples of omnivores. A carnivore dines on nothing but meat. Sharks, polar bears, tigers and foxes are all carnivores.

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