Here you will find intriguing extras our producers weren't able to fit into the Great White Shark podcast:
Do shark researchers sleep soundly at night? Not always, as Greg Skomal explains. (1:37)
The students in this episode of Podcasts of Life had so many good questions we couldn’t fit them all in. Here are more shark facts.
“I was wondering how many Greak White Sharks are in the wild today.” Hear the answer. (:19)
“I was wondering how old do they get in the wild?” (:56)
“I want to know how they got their name.” (:38)
“I want to know where Great White Sharks are found in the wild.” (:18)
Surprising shark facts:
Special sensory organs in the shark’s snout allow it to locate prey by sensing the weak electrical field emitted by every living thing in the ocean.
Great White embryos grow to a length of five feet before birth on a diet that includes unfertilized eggs and their smaller siblings!
Shark Shaped Submarine
Fabien Cousteau, grandson of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, built a shark-shaped submarine to mingle with Great White Sharks and better observe them. The 14-foot vessel looks, moves, and acts like the real thing. The sub recorded 260 hours of shark video.
Search for Shark Teeth
Try your hand at a virtual fossil hunt for shark teeth at the American Museum of Natural History’s extensive shark and ray website:
Shark Web Cam
Check out the Outer Bay exhibit webcam at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (in Monterey,California, U.S.). You might just see their Great White Shark swim by. Feeding time is 11:00 am Pacific Standard time.
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