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Great White Sharks

Great White Sharks Revisited!

In this week’s Varmints podcast we’ll revisit Great White Sharks! In Paul and Donna’s first episode together we’re going to dive straight down with these finny denizens of the sea and talk about these marvelously terrifying giant fish.

Here’s some stuff we referenced on the show:

One might think it’s difficult to be stupid around Great White Sharks, I mean, they’re huge and full of sharp teeth. Even if they don’t come after you on purpose, an accidental bite could be pretty awful. Right? The young man in this article apparently thought it was worth the risk. Giant whale carcass, several hungry Great White Sharks having Sunday luncheon, what could possibly go wrong?

Great White Sharks
 Great White Sharks
RAWR! Great White Sharks have rows and rows of dagger-like teeth they can use like fingers. Copyright Andy Brandy Casagrande

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock and have never heard the theme to Jaws, give it a listen here. It will get you in the mood for amazing Great White Shark facts and fun! Courtesy of YouTube user The Spirit Of Classical Music:

Of course, Jaws isn’t the only place Great Whites have surfaced in the stormy seas of pop culture. One of our favorites on Varmints is the large and loveable Bruce from Finding Nemo. Courtesy of YouTube user Renato Dias:

Remember, fish are friends, not food.

No podcast about Great White Sharks would be complete without mentioning one depressing but super important fact. These beautiful creatures are highly sought after and deeply at risk because of over-fishing by humans. The worst offenders supply the market for shark fin soup. The video we talked about the first time we aired this episode is no longer available on YouTube. Instead please watch Gordon Ramsay’s investigation into shark fin soup. Viewer discretion advised for graphic content and Gordon Ramsay language. Courtesy of YouTube user TheWorldIsBiggerThanMe:

Check out this wonderful video of shark diver Jimmy Hall, diving with a large Great White Shark off the coast of Hawaii. This is a rare and beautiful encounter that will take your breath away. Courtesy of YouTube user Tom Peary:

Now you know more about great white sharks than you did when you woke up this morning! What’s your opinion on them? We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, or just drop us a line about anything at ! We might even read your fascinating email on the show.

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Music used:
“News Theme”
“Sneaky Adventure”
“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys”
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