Hug a Shark Today

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Well, you may not want to hug a shark but Discovery Channel’s Shark Week presents an excellent opportunity to learn about sharks. For instance:

Do you know that sharks are in more danger from people than people are from sharks?

That every year, sharks kill about six people but, in that amount of time, people kill about 100 million sharks.

v Crocodiles, elephants, dogs and even pigs kill more people in a year than sharks do.

v Sharks are some of the oldest animals on earth. They’ve been around close to 400 million years and they have stayed pretty much the same during that time.

v Full-grown whale sharks weigh several tons and can be longer than a bus but pose no threat to human beings.

These amazing facts and lots more available are available from books like  Surprising Sharks by Nicola Davies and our many other shark books.

And for those of you who prefer sharks with a bit of whimsy, we have:

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                                                                                                          Yours,  Glorious Read

                         

About Tina Zubak

I've been a librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for about 12 years, first at the Beechview branch and now at Children's. I've written some books myself, but alas, no publications. Among my favorite books are BFG, Houndsley and Catrina and the Quiet Time, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Nation and Rose Daughter.
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