They're the great, feared, dead-eyed monsters of the sea - but they're probably not quite the ruthless killing machines you'd pegged them as.
While 1975's Jaws had an entire generation terrified of ever going back into the water and made the shark a notorious persona non grata, the truth on these beautiful animals is somewhat more nuanced than the crazed psycho killers found in Spielberg's masterpiece.
We've compiled 50 amazing facts about these fantastic beasts. And don't stop reading until you're fin-ished.
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