Defenders in Florida
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Laurie Macdonald
Director, Florida Program

Elizabeth Fleming
Senior Florida Representative

Shannon Miller
Florida Program Coordinator

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Fact Sheet
Sharks (superorder Selachimorpha) belong to a family of fish that have skeletons made of cartilage, a tissue more flexible and lighter than bone. Shark bodies are rounded and tapering at the ends. They breathe through a series of five to seven gill slits located on either side of their bodies.