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Greenland Shark : The Shark in Darkness

Where better to start The Wild Episode than with a shark? Specifically, the Greenland Shark. Somniosus microcephalus.

One of the least well known, and most mysterious, top predators in the world. An enormous Arctic shark that lives longer than any other vertebrate, eats almost anything, and loses its sight because its eyes get eaten …

 

Direct download link (you know the drill: right click and save as)

Read on for shownotes and links …

See all the basic details (habitat, diet, distribution etc.) on the Greenland Shark at fishbase.org

 

 

And, if you really want to know what it looks like when an Ommatokoita elongata gets itself attached to a Greenland shark’s eye, knock yourself out with this array of charming images!

Music

Opening Theme: Running Waters by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

Closing Theme: Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

Cylinder Seven, I Am A Man Who Will Fight For Your Honor, Wonder Cycle by Chris Zabriskie. Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

Week One by Ben von Wildenhaus. Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

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