WONDER #2354: How Dangerous is the Cookiecutter Shark?
Question 1 of 3
Which of the following statements about the cookiecutter shark is NOT true?
- Cookiecutter sharks have never bitten a human being.
- Cookiecutter sharks live far below the ocean’s surface.
- Cookiecutter sharks have attacked submarines.
- Cookiecutter sharks are 14-22 inches long.
Question 2 of 3
Which is the best evidence that cookiecutter sharks are not a threat to humans?
- “Cookiecutter sharks live in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. They live near the equator and off the coasts of several islands.”
- “Cookiecutter sharks live deep in the ocean, so they rarely come into contact with people.”
- “When most people think of sharks, they picture a stalking predator with sharp teeth.”
- “A long-distance swimmer reported the first known cookiecutter bite on a human in 2009.”
Question 3 of 3
This Wonder was mostly about...
- the only recorded cookiecutter shark attack on a person.
- why we should never swim in the ocean.
- how difficult it is for the Navy to keep up with repairing submarines.
- the appearance, habitat, and feeding habits of the cookiecutter shark.
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