OVERKILL: BULL SHARK’S POWERFUL BITE

Overkill: Bull Shark’s Powerful Bite

Bull sharks may not be the largest sharks lurking in the open water, but they are fearsome predators. Researchers say that, relative to its size, the bull shark’s bite is more powerful than that of any other shark species. Adult bull sharks can bite with a force equal to about 6,000N at the back of the jaw and over 2,000N at the front. Experts are puzzled by the strength of the shark’s bite, as it is much greater than that needed to kill and eat prey.More… Discuss

 

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