There are more than 350 species of sharks swimming in our oceans today. Many have been around in their current form since before the time of the dinosaurs and all play a vital role in our ocean ecosystems. Sharks are the ‘sculptors’ of the seas, having forced the oceans’ inhabitants to evolve in order to escape their jaws for 450 million years. Today, there is no doubt that sharks are responsible for keeping our oceans healthy and its species strong by preying on the weak and consuming the dead. And sharks are arguably the most successful animals this planet has ever seen.
Planet Shark is a journey into the world of the shark. It is a story of evolution, of form and function and of the significance of the shark in our world today. Take your time to explore and learn more about these amazing animals, their importance to us, and their contribution to shaping the world in which we live.
Welcome to Planet Shark.