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20 Ways Sharks Can Help Humans

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Rated 5 points - posted 10 years ago by Soundend in category Other.
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Help Our Eyesight Report Abuse
Optometric researchers have found that the shark cornea may one day be able to be used for human cornea transplants.
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yes they do
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Protect Shellfish such as Crab, Lobster and Scallops Report Abuse
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Cure Heart Disease Report Abuse
A sharks blood contains a special anit-clotting compound that scientists have been studying to apply to human heart disease applications.
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Improve Of Senses Report Abuse
A Shark can smell from a long distance, see in almost total darkness and feel vibrations from far away. Scientists and researchedrs feel by studying the sharks senses we might one day be able to improve ours, giving us similar abilities.
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Cure Infection and Disease Report Abuse
Squalamine is a chemical extracted from the Dogfish. Squalamine has been foudn to kill bacterial microbes removing potential tumor cells.
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Understand Ourselves Report Abuse
Scientists have developed ways of reading a shark's feelings and thoughts by using neuronal activity detecting devices.
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Get Some Sleep Report Abuse
Researchers have studied shark brains to help lead to treatments for sleep disorders. Sharks can continue swimming while sleeping.
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Inspire Our Tools - Early Humans used Shark teeth for tools Report Abuse
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Clean our oceans with their scavenger like feeding, which rids our oceans of waste materials. Report Abuse
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Design cars Report Abuse
Bionic Cars made by car companies such as Mercedes Benz' are designed after fish and sharks for the most aerodynamically efficient vehicles.
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Their Fins inspire adaption for our airline jet wings and bodies Report Abuse
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Entertain Report Abuse
Sharks are entertaining to us, this is why they have drawn such crowds in Aquariums earning millions of dollars with some monies goign to shark conservation.
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Navigate Report Abuse
A sharks amazing electrical sensitivity and the study of it by scientists may lead to helping us with better navigation in cars, planes and ships.
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Filter our water by consuming large quantities of zooplankton eliminating harmful algae blooms Report Abuse
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Learn More About Fish Report Abuse
Analysis of the Dogfish shark has taught researchers about fish biology.
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Protect us Report Abuse
Sharks fitted with underwater cameras have shown us some dangerous underwater sites such as a Pacific Ocean Nuclear Test Site and other areas.
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That really helps
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Improve Our Immunity Report Abuse
Sharks have highly developed immusne systems which by studying can help lead us to prevention treatments for some of the worlds most deadly diseases.
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Reveal Our Origins Report Abuse
These oldest living vertebrates, may well provide information about the evolution and origin of all of the vertebrates including us humans.
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Build Ships - A sharks scales prevent algaefrom sticking to tghem, something designers hope to impart to ships Report Abuse
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Help Grow Our Economy Report Abuse
Ecotourism, especially with sharks as a attraction has proven to help local economies around the world such as in Belize and teh Phillipines.
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