JAWS

The Great White Shark has knifelike teeth with two to three rows on top and bottom of their jaws. They have 26 teeth in each row at the top and 24 in each row at the bottom. Whenever a shark loses a tooth in feeding or fighting, another one grows in called the pop up tooth. The Great White Shark’s (GWS’s) teeth are large, triangular, and serrated used for cutting and tearing the flesh and meat off their prey. Their teeth are not firmly set in their jaws like human adult teeth, sharks lose many teeth and therefore grow a new tooth every nine days. These teeth are larger than the last allowing room for growth.

 

Work Cited: Harris. T. H. Great White Sharks and More. Retrieved From: http://www.sealifepix.com/greatwhitesharks.html

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