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Sea Life Minnesota celebrates Shark Week

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The Discovery Channel isn't the only place to go shark-crazy -- Sea Life Minnesota at the Mall of America is embarking on a Shark Week of it's own!

M.A. Rosko spoke with Sea Life expert Carly Burns about a few common shark misconceptions and some fun facts.

If you've see the Discovery Channel's Shark Week promo on YouTube, you've seen Snuffy the seal be snatched from thin air in a parody clip of a news program:

Burns says that while sharks do indeed love to eat seals, humans don't need to be as fearful. While shark attacks to occur, it's typically because of mistaken identity. Sharks don't have great eyesight, so to them, a human could be mistaken for another piece of prey.

Great White sharks have serrated teeth that can cut through meat, and whenever a shark takes a bite, it looses a tooth, but it essentially has a conveyer belt of teeth that replace those lost after feasting.

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