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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Random Shark Panel

--Scientists can determine the age of a shark by counting the rings that form on its vertebra, much as you can count the rings on a tree to tell its age.

--Sharks’ wounds heal quickly and they rarely get tumors. (This is why many scientists are studying shark physiology closely as a possible source of cancer cures.)

--Pigs kill more people every year than sharks do.

---Sharks are apex predators of the world's oceans--meaning they act as the stabilizing force against massive population explosions of animals further down the food chain.

(Shark Facts courtesy F.O.A.M.er Andy Luckett and SharkFacts.org. Panel: Adventure Comics #444, by Paul Levitz and Jim Aparo)

1 comment:

matthew jones said...

That random panel is just fantastic. What a great artist Jim Aparo was. The shark facts are nice to know too.