Beyond the Hype: The Truth About Sharks - 7/7/15 | WYPR

Beyond the Hype: The Truth About Sharks - 7/7/15

Jul 7, 2015

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Sharks have earned a nasty reputation for being vicious, human-hungry predators of the seas. The fact that some of them average 15 feet in length, weigh up to 5,000 pounds and have mouths lined with up to 300 razor-sharp teeth doesn’t do much to fight the stigma.

But the science and stats behind these extraordinary fish prove there’s more to the story than is typically told. Holly Bourbon, curator of large fish exhibits and diving safety officer, has joined us today to debunk some of the most prevalent shark myths.