WONDER #2957: Why Do Sharks Have Nostrils?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder is mostly about . . .

  1. How sharks locate and capture their prey.
  2. Where most sharks’ nares are located.
  3. Sharks’ many senses and how they are similar to, or different from, human senses.
  4. Why sharks have a better sense of hearing than humans do.

Question 2 of 3

What is a synonym for the word “nares”?

  1. noses
  2. nostrils
  3. ears
  4. receptors

Question 3 of 3

According to the article, what is the lateral line?

  1. The “electric” sense that detects electromagnetic fields.
  2. A part of the nasal sac that improves sharks’ sense of smell.
  3. An invisible line in the ocean that sharks never cross.
  4. A group of fluid-filled sacs just under their skin that help sharks feel the flow of water around them.

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