Hammerhead Sharks – Varmints – 89

hammerhead sharks

Hammerhead Sharks!

Chris Green (Toph) from the GravityBeard podcast joins Donna this week to discuss those bizarre and wonderful hammerhead sharks!

Thanks so much to Toph for filling in this week! GravityBeard is a podcast variety show with features such as This Week Today, Blunderdogs and funny, fascinating interviews with weird, interesting people.

Check it out here! Or just click on the image below. Now on with the show!


And now the news!

A big ol’ hammerhead was spotted eating tarpon off the coast of Anna Maria island! Nom nom nom. Who wants to go for a swim? News story courtesy of WFLA.com. Video courtesy of YouTube user The Weather Network:

Think hammerheads are generally weird looking? Peep the winghead species! Wow!


The hammeryest hammerhead that ever hammered!

Rolled swimming helps hammerheads conserve energy and do more shark things! You can read the study here courtesy of ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. The video is courtesy of YouTube user New Scientist:

Are sharks smart? Here are five reasons why they might be courtesy of Discovery.com

Yet another Finding Nemo pop culture reference! We love that movie. It’s Anchor the recovering hammerhead shark. Video courtesy of YouTube user Clips4You:

Fish are friends. Not food.

Check out this really cool documentary about sharks. Courtesy of YouTube user Free Documentary:

Explore a really cool hammerhead nursery in the Galapagos Islands at nationalgeographic.com!

Now you know even more about hammerhead sharks than you did this morning! What do you think of 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 varmintspodcast@gmail.com! We might even read your email on the show.

Your feedback is always welcome!

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All music is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Featured image “Scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini)” was taken by Ryan Espanto and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
Winghead shark (Eusphyra blochii) was taken by CSIRO National fish Collection and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
About our voice actors:
Kari McGinnis runs Blazing Caribou Studios and is a co-host on the podcasts Feast On History and Trivia Geeks Live.
Chris Braaten runs the Podfix Network and is a co-host on More Gooder Than.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
Andrea Freitas runs the A Measured Life blog and is a co-host on the Feast On History podcast.
Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe.