Sunday, August 13, 2006

Great White Shark Breaching

I sure do love seals, but sharks gotta eat something, baby. Here's a 2-minute documentary snippet showing two full breaches of two Great Whites, each roughly the size of a pickup truck. Good stuff.

Not long ago, I read a great book about sharks called The Devil's Teeth by Susan Casey. It had many interesting facts and stories in it. You probably know that sharks haven't evolved in millions of years, so geologically speaking, they're pretty old. How old are they in the whole history of life on this planet? They're older than trees.


Blogger Connie said...

I watched this show on Discovery about how breaching Great White sharks were most commonly seen in South Africa, and only very rarely in California, but to try to get footage of breaching GW in California, they had summoned the expertise of Hollywood caliber sculptors/makeup artists to create an incredibly realistic seals. I couldn't believe the lengths they went to to achieve a nearly perfect form of a seal (though not texture or taste, so after the first bite, the sharks lost interest). Still, it worked. Those California GW's breached like it was goin' outta style. Fascinating.

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