Step 6 - Add Eyes, Mouth and Gill Slits

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Next, give your shark eyes, a mouth, and some gill slits.  The eye is located straight back from the tip of the snout and just in front of the mouth.  The mouth itself looks a little like a letter "P" that has fallen on its 'face'.  Note that the gill slits are quite large, extending about half the depth of the body, and there are five of them (of course, the other side of the shark has five gill slits, too but we can't see them from this side).


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Text and illustrations R. Aidan Martin
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