Lemon Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY

Lemon Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY


It doesn’t look like a citrus fruit, but this
shark is a real lemon! I’m Jonathan Bird and this is Shark Academy! The Lemon shark gets its name from the yellowish
color of its skin—it actually has nothing to do with citrus fruit. Although the Lemon
shark reaches ten feet long—fairly sizeable for a shark—there have only been a handful
of bites on humans, and none have been fatal. One of the distinctive characteristics about
Lemon sharks is that they have two dorsal fins that are almost exactly the same size.
Almost every shark has two dorsal fins, but they’re not always exactly the same size. The Lemon shark lives in shallow tropical
waters, and has pointy teeth designed for grabbing slippery prey like fish. It prefers
to eat at night but it has a large number of cones in its retina, meaning that the Lemon
shark has extremely acute color vision. Nobody’s quite sure why. Lemon sharks are often seen resting on the
bottom. Some people think they actually are resting on the bottom, while other people
think that they are laying still so the cleaner fish can do their jobs. Well, that’s Lemon sharks, and if you don’t
want to flunk out of shark school, hit the subscribe button and never miss another episode
of Shark Academy!

66 thoughts on “Lemon Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY

  1. Hey jb have you posted your wreck dive video from the keys yet? Couldn't find it. Heading to islamorada on the 5 th of December.

  2. I thought sharks can't stop moving because they can't suck in water like other fish do? Least that's what I was taught

  3. Lemon Sharks have always been my favorite! Once, I was on a boat In the Charlotte Harbor with my Papa and tons of Lemon Sharks were swimming around the boat In a feeding frenzy! It was sooooo cool!! 🍋

  4. Fun (and creepy) Fact!
    Lemon shark pups will cannibalize their own siblings in their mother's womb. Apparently survival of the fittest begins in utero…

  5. I’m trying to learn about one shark per day and this channel is perfect for my goal 🙂 thank you so much for the great info and sick video, keep it up!

  6. Life: I got a Surprise for you…
    Me: i'm ready to make lemonade, hand those lemons
    Life: Fairly well proceeds to throw a 10 feet Shark

    Le me: You know i ain't even mad they cute shark lemons

  7. Risen😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯⊙_⊙⊙_⊙⊙_⊙⊙_⊙⊙_⊙⊙_⊙⊙_⊙๏_๏๏_๏๏_๏๏_๏๏_๏๏_๏๏_๏๏_๏๏_๏

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