01/31/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sharks Bites "Wimpy," Scientists Say

They have gained notoriety over the years but now scientists have taken the edge off the shark's fearsome reputation with a new study that claims they have 'wimpy' bites.

A team of researchers found that while the feared species can crunch through their prey with their very sharp teeth, their actual bite is wimpy for their size.

'Pound for pound, sharks don't bite all that hard,' Daniel Huber of the University of Tampa in Florida, who led the study, said.

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