They haven't received the best reputation, but those fears didn't hinder students at Carroll High School.
In fact, they got right into the action with feared fish.
Fourteen sharks were brought into a Carroll High School biology classroom by Marcus Drymon, who has been showing off sharks for the past 10 years at various schools.
Students had the opportunity to get up close and personal.
"There are just some things that you can't figure out until you get to see it and that can be a life changing experience,” Drymon said. “You know every time I do these types of dissections, I think wow, I wish I had had that in high school."
A big hit in Friday’s presentation? Delivering pups or baby sharks!
Students were able to take a piece of Friday’s lesson with them.
The pup they delivered was sent home with them.
However, it's the other lessons and experience Drymon says is invaluable.
"The fact that they got to see something that doesn't live in the same area they live in, and that they possibly may never have a chance to see before and may not ever get to see again; I don't think you can put a value on how important that is to kids," Drymon said.