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How sharks “read” the ocean with superpowers

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Sharks have more than a half dozen senses to understand their environment. Some of those senses are so foreign to what humans possess that some of them are real-world superpowers.

The lateral line is one of the most important, allowing fish to “read” the temperature, salinity, and pressure of the water.

The diagram at the top helps show where the lateral line runs, which makes it easy to see on the cod (white dots).

Learn more about Megalodon, dinosaurs, and sharks in the brand new book All About Sharks: A Guide to the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator by Blaise Jones:
All About Sharks: A Complete Guide to the World's Most Misunderstood Predator by Blaise Jones
All About Sharks: A Complete Guide to the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator by Blaise Jones

 

 
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