How Do Sharks Osmoregulate?

Osmoregulation sharks

Sharks maintain osmotic balance with seawater. The blood of the shark is usually isotonic to its watery home. This means that there is an equal concentration of solutes within their body as there are in the ocean in which they live. Osmoconformers And Osmoregulators Sharks are known as osmoconformers because they maintain osmotic balance with … Read more

Sharks Lateral Line Functions

Shark Lateral Line

The lateral line of a shark is used to sense tiny vibrations in the water. It is situated just under the skin (subcutaneous) on the snout and along either side of the shark’s body. Lateral lines can also locate odour plumes. The combination of smell and turbulance detection of their lateral lines are used by … Read more

How Do Sharks Maintain Buoyancy?

Shark Buoyancy

Sharks don’t use a swim bladder like most fish do to maintain buoyancy but use their liver, fins and cartilaginous structure instead. Buoyancy is achieved by the low density of the shark liver, the dynamic lift from the fins and the low density of their cartilage. Do Sharks Have Swim Bladders? Most fish use a … Read more

How Does A Shark Brain Work And What Does It Look Like?

Shark Brain

Sharks are intellectual creatures with complex brains. It remains a misconception that sharks are unintelligent, surviving purely off instinct and spending their lives in pursuit of a meal. Research that supported this idea was rudimentary and usually based on the small sharks to which scientists had access. With increased time, finances and resources available today, … Read more