"The Crittercam has
great potential to collect information [â€¦] and give us a window into their secret world."
Verona Smith, SOSSC educator
Verona is the educator at the Save Our Seas Shark Centre in Kalk Bay and knows a lot about sharks.
Here are some of her
favourite shark facts:
"There are over 400 different types of sharks."
Hammerhead Sharks are named so because of their hammer-shaped heads.
The head is designed to detect electric fields from buried prey, just like a person would do with a metal-detector.
The Whale Shark is the largest fish in the world and can grow up to 16 meters.
This giant fish feasts on tiny sea animals called zooplankton and small fish which they filter through their gill rakers.
The lantern shark is the smallest shark at 20 centimetres.
They glow in the dark and live deep in the ocean where there is no light.
"Sharks are over 400 million years old and actually predate the dinosaurs."
The Megalodon is about 12 million years old.
It was a giant shark, about 17 meters long and could open its mouth two meters wide.
"Not all sharks are grey and blue."
The juvenile bullhead shark is a mustard yellow with turquoise stripes.
The Puffadder Shyshark, or Happy Eddie, is a sandy brown with reddish-brown stripes and lots of small, dark brown and white spots.
"100 million sharks are killed a year.
Last year, one person died from a shark attack."
"This statistic brings home the fact that sharks are not there as man-eating monsters," Verona