Tagged: sharks

Nature

Were there ever sharks in the UK?

Yes! And not where you might expect… Recently, archaeologists from the University of Manchester made a shocking discovery – a 310 million year old shark egg case, (or mermaid’s purse), found in a long-abandoned mining tip in Doncaster, Yorkshire!

Nature

How many teeth does a shark need?

Shark teeth are not anchored in the jawbone like human teeth; they are attached to the skin by soft tissue. As a result and as seen here, they can easily break off when they attack their prey.