As you may already know, sharks are one of the most feared animals in the ocean. But did you know that even these dangerous predators can love the internet?
If you're thinking about sharks and their ability to consume large amounts of food, you're not alone. The reason why these animals are so interested in these cables is unknown but some speculate that it could be because they like the taste or maybe it's because they think they're tasty treats.
How do sharks use their electricity-sensing powers?
Sharks use their electricity-sensing powers to find prey that is buried in the sand.
Sharks have a special organ called the ampullae of Lorenzini, which helps them detect electrical fields. This means that sharks can sense electricity through their snouts and can sense when prey is nearby using this sensitive organ, which is located on each side of the shark's lower jaw. The ampullae send signals to other parts of the body, including muscles and nerves, which help them hunt down prey underwater and eat it without getting caught themselves!
Are there other animals who eat the internet?
Sharks have been known to eat other animals who are attracted to electromagnetic fields produced by power lines and data cables.
Cattle egrets, snowy owls (Bewick's swan), and bald eagles have all been spotted eating these types of wires. They're probably hungry after finding themselves trapped in a mud puddle or something similar!
Some researchers believe that this may be because these birds' metabolisms are sensitive enough for them to detect small amounts of energy from these wires even though there's no actual electrical current running through them at any given moment (instead it's just magnetic pulses).
Do data cables taste good to sharks?
Sharks do like copper, which is why they like undersea cables. The reason is that copper has a taste that sharks like, which makes it easy for them to eat the cables.
Copper also has another quality that sharks like: It conducts electricity better than other materials such as plastic or rubber (which are insulation). This means that when you connect your computer or phone with an HDMI cable, there will be more electrons flowing through your device than if you were using say a keyboard and mouse!
It turns out that it's actually pretty hard to keep our data from getting eaten!
Sharks are attracted to electromagnetic fields created by undersea cables, and they mistake them for food. As a result, they eat the cables because they taste good!
Other animals have been known to snack on this same tasty stuff too—in fact there are entire ecosystems built around eating data cables that stretch across oceans. And these ecosystems aren't just made up of sharks; other animals such as whales, dolphins and seals will attack these underwater conduits with abandon when they get hungry enough which happens pretty often.