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This video introduces the bullhead shark project run by Galapagos Conservation Trust.

Bottom-dwelling sharks look and act differently from sharks that live in deep, open water. Bottom dwellers are known for their camouflaging skills, or ability to hide, on the ocean floor. They will sit and wait for their prey, then strike quickly when a meal swims past them. This kind of hunting uses less energy than swimming around looking for prey.

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Making Connections


Imagine that you are swimming in the ocean and see a bullhead shark. Would you be scared? Why or why not?


Have you read a book about a different kind of shark? How is that shark like a bullhead shark? How is it different?


Bullhead sharks are nocturnal animals. Can you think of another animal that is active at night?

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