How to identify a shark on a biting rampage. - By Julia Felsenthal - Slate Magazine

How to identify a shark on a biting rampage. - By Julia Felsenthal - Slate Magazine: "From the diameter of the bite, scientists may be able to suss out the shark's size. The way that the victim's flesh is torn surrounding the points of incision can indicate the motion the shark used while biting; some sharks, particularly smaller ones, have the flexibility to vigorously shake their heads while attacking. Examining the bite marks, as well as the places where shark teeth scraped on human bone, can reveal whether the teeth had smooth or serrated edges."

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