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David Shiffman, a shark scientist, that confirm scientific suspicions that Phelps would lose.

Our question to Shiffman: “Is this an entirely ridiculous stunt, or is there something possibly to learn here?”

Shiffman responded: “If what they're trying to teach is ‘wow, sharks are so fast that even Michael Phelps doesn't even come close,’ that's an interesting way to convey that idea.”

There’s one way — maybe — Phelps could win. You try telling a great white shark to swim in a straight line.

Great whites are torpedo-shaped, has a pointed nose, fins for balance and a stiff, side-to-side swimming motion powered by a tail muscular enough to propel them through the water at up to 15 miles per hour. This powerful tail is muscular enough to power leaps out of the water, a culmination of an enormous burst of speed on attack. Sharks don’t swim in a straight line.

breaching shark

“Apex predator” seems faint praise for this monarch of the sea. Great White Sharks can be twenty feet long and weigh as much as five thousand pounds, averaging thirteen to sixteen feet and two thousand pounds. They cruise at ten to fifteen miles per hour and accelerate to thirty-five miles per hour.

..in honour of Discovery's  shark week...can't get more in your face than this... Michael Phelps...you're the man...but it takes 400 million years of highly-evolved and refined DNA to have eyes and ears nowhere...and everywhere simultaneously.

The Great White Shark is a hydrodynamic, genetically-designed torpedo with its own inbuilt radar system... Chanel, Gucci, Hugo Boss, YSL don't stand a chance ... From Fashion to Fins...good genes never go out of style...even after 400 million years! 

Phelps will have to stick to racing humans...

 

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  • 24
    Jul '17

    Team Phleps vs Team Shark

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    Place your bets.

    David Shiffman, a shark scientist, that confirm scientific suspicions that Phelps would lose.

    Our question to Shiffman: “Is this an entirely ridiculous stunt, or is there something possibly to learn here?”

    Shiffman responded: “If what they're trying to teach is ‘wow, sharks are so fast that even Michael Phelps doesn't even come close,’ that's an interesting way to convey that idea.”

    There’s one way — maybe — Phelps could win. You try telling a great white shark to swim in a straight line.

  • 09
    Feb '17

    Travelling light: White Sharks pack their lunch in Liver Fat on long migrations

    Each year, great white sharks that forage in waters off the central California coast migrate as much as 2,500 miles (4,000 km) over the open ocean, to other feeding grounds in the Pacific Ocean. A team of scientists investigating the tracks of four great white sharks, using data from satellite tags, have found evidence that these non-stop journeys are fueled by lipids, or fat, stored in the sharks’ large livers.

  • 08
    Feb '17

    Sharks don't see red -in fact they might be color blind.

    What’s the view like through the eyes of a shark? That’s what some shark researchers in Australia wanted to know. They used an instrument called a microspectrophotometer to measure light-sensitive cells in the eyes of several shark species. 

    "Humans have three cone types that are sensitive to blue, green and red light, respectively, and by comparing signals from the different cone types we get the sensation of colour vision," according to Professor Hart, of the University of Western Australia who led the study.
    "However, we found that sharks have only a single cone type and by conventional reckoning, this means that they don't have colour vision. It does not necessarily mean that sharks see in black and white, but they’re certainly color-blind.

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