Sensory Systems


Sharks possess highly acute sensory systems to interpret their surroundings. As a group they have maximized their potential use of habitats by adapting their senses to function most effectively in often adverse conditions, such as dark or turbid water. The sensory systems of sharks fit (loosely) into the four major categories below:


Shark Vision    Shark Acoustico-Lateralis    Shark Electroreception    Shark Chemoreception