In this section we go back in time to unearth the origins of sharks. We'll explore how all sharks are related through the science of taxonomy. We’ll learn all about their anatomy and super senses. And we’ll see how they’re perfectly suited their environment.
You’ll be left in no doubt that sharks are among the most impressive and formidable predators on the planet!
Use the links below to explore our shark biology section.
Most scientists believe that sharks came into existence around 400 million years ago. That's 200 million years before the dinosaurs! Find out more about the history of sharks...Read more
Taxonomy is a field of science that involves classifying and naming species. It's integral to wildlife conservation, providing the bedrock for our understanding of sharks.Read more
Sharks have a range of adaptations that make them perfectly suited to their environment. It's no wonder they've gained a reputation for being some of the most impressive and formidable predators on the planet!Read more
Many shark species have brains as complex as mammals, which enables them to process a wide range of senses. Sharks have the same 5 senses as we do plus a couple more...Read more
How to tell the difference between a male and female shark. Click here to find out about their physical differences, behaviour and shark courtship...Read more
Sharks invest a lot of energy into producing a few, well-developed young. There are 3 main methods of reproduction: oviparity (egg-laying), ovoviviparity and vivparity (live birth).Read more
Tonic immobility is a reflex that causes a temporary state of inactivity in an animal. Similar to hypnosis. It occurs in a variety of different species, including many sharks and rays...Read more