Can Sharks Make Sounds?

Have you ever heard sharks make sounds?

I have not and I dive quite a bit.

So I was wondering, are they make any sounds at all or just too shy to strike a conversation with a diver?

As fantastic as it may seem, sharks lack vocal cords, the essential component for producing sounds.

Unlike their noisy counterparts in the marine world—sea birds, seals, whales, dolphins, and some bony fish—sharks do not possess any specialized sound-producing organs.

In lieu of vocal cords, sharks rely on a remarkable sensory system known as the “lateral line” to navigate the depths.

This system is akin to a superpower.

It extends along their bodies allowing them to detect vibrations – sounds in their surroundings.

While sharks may not vocalize themselves, they are not devoid of auditory perception.

Their ears though not as conspicuous as those of other animals serve as tools for sensing sound waves traveling through the water.

The title of the third largest shark belongs to the tiger shark, measuring just over 24 feet (7.3 meters).

There is still more to learn about these incredible creatures!

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