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Why are sharks scared of dolphins?
Tampines North Primary School, SIngapore
Great question! It does seem sort of crazy that sharks would be scared
of dolphins. But there is actually a good reason. Sharks like to eat
animals that are smaller than them - they particularly like to eat
young (baby) dolphins. Dolphins, however, are really smart animals, so
they've long since figured this out. And since the dolphins aren't very
fond of having their children eaten, whenever they see a shark, they
will try to kill it. (They usually succeed.) It seems a bit odd that a
dolphin could kill a shark, but they actually can! The dolphin will
swim very fast and ram the shark so hard that it dies. As such, sharks
have good reason to be scared of dolphins.
(published on 10/22/2007)
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