Sharks- Top Predators of the Open Ocean

Sharks live in both inshore and offshore or open ocean waters. They are found in all the oceans of the world. Sharks are feared and often misunderstood. In this lesson, students investigate and research common Hawaiian inshore and open ocean sharks. They investigate shark size, where they hunt for food, and what they eat; in doing so, students are able to describe where sharks fit in the marine food chain as well as how energy flows through that ecosystem.

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bony fishes, crustaceans, cephalopods, cartilaginous fishes, cetaceans, inshore, marine food, open ocean, sharks