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It was so horrible: we swam with sharks. $250 to swim with a fucking shark. I went over to the fattest woman I could find, and I said, I hope you have your period. Joan Rivers, Don’t Start With Me, Netflix 2012
Gareth: If you’re so clever, what am I thinking now?
Tim: You’re thinking, How can I kill a tiger armed only with a biro?
Tim: You’re thinking, If I crash land in a jungle will I be able to eat my own shoes?
Gareth: No. And you can’t.
Tim: What are you thinking, Gareth?
Gareth: I was just wondering whether will there ever be a boy born who can swim faster than a shark. The Office UK s1e5: New Girl, Tim, BBC 2001
In nature there’s something called the food chain. It’s where the shark eats the little shark, and the little shark eats the littler shark, and so on and so on and so on until you get down to the single-celled shark. So now you replace sharks with paper companies. And that is all you need to know about business. The Office US s5e13: Prince Family Paper, Michael, NBC 2008
Summer is a time of plenty and it’s now that the seals start to breed. The strike of a Great White shark lasts a mere second, throwing it down forty times reveals the technique and immense strength of this massive predator. David Attenborough, Planet Earth s1e1: Pole to Pole, BBC 2006
The Hammerhead shark is said to be particularly sensitive. David Attenborough, Life on Earth s1e5: Conquest of the Waters, BBC 1979
The Basking Shark grows to a length of fifteen metres. ibid.
The Great White – the largest predatory fish on the planet. David Attenborough, Planet Earth s1e9: Shallow Seas
Killer whales – they eat a lot of salmon. And so do Steller sea lions. Salmon sharks are here too. David Attenborough, Nature’s Great Events II: The Great Salmon Run, BBC 2009
They’ve arrived in their thousands: sharks. David Attenborough, Nature’s Great Events IV: The Great Tide
Great Whites are highly evolved predators. Brian Cox, Wonders of Life IV: Size Matters, BBC 2013
Across the world sharks are in decline. Oceans: Sea of Cortez, BBC 2012
A hundred million visitors each year. Western civilisation developed around these shores, but now human activity is threatening to ruin this sea. Oceans VII: Mediterranean Sea
Sharks are crucial to the health of our oceans. ibid.
The Sixgill: one of the largest predatory sharks in the world. ibid.
The clearer the water the less plankton there is. ibid.
Pregnant and newborn Great Whites have been sighted. ibid.
Great Whites rarely attack humans. ibid.
Humankind is encroaching more and more on this sea. ibid.
Salmon sharks have the warmest bodies of all fish. Life on Fire s2e2: The Surprise Salmon: Jeremy Irons narrator, PBS 2012
As perfectly evolved killing machines sharks were patrolling the oceans long before marine reptiles appeared. Walking with Dinosaurs ep3: Cruel Sea, BBC 1999
Without sharks, you take away the apex predator of the ocean, and you destroy the entire food chain. Peter Benchley
Sharks have hunted in our oceans for more than four hundred million years. They are the kings of the seas. A dynasty of predators. The World’s Weirdest Sharks, National Geographic 2015
Eons of evolution have made them weirder than any of us imagined. ibid.
Tigers [sharks] will eat anything ... A dumpster diver with no sense of taste. ibid.
The Whale shark is famously weird – it’s the largest fish in the ocean. ibid.
The Shortfin Mako is the world’s fastest shark ... The Mako is a rare warm-blooded fish. ibid.
The Great White is a killer, but that doesn’t make it mindless ... It reaps the benefit of being warm-blooded ... An enormous brain. ibid.
The Bull Shark – which can go where no shark has gone before ... have made a home in fresh water. ibid.
Threshers ... can never come to a stop. ibid.
The most unlikely leaper of them all is the big lumbering basking shark. ibid.
The Giant Megamouth is a global animal ... A mystery shark. ibid.
The Hammerheads are one of the largest sharks in the ocean, and superb predators. ibid.
Shark Can Live To Be 272: Gums: A rare shark can live for a jaws-dropping 272 years, a study has found. Female Greenland sharks are 150 years old before they even reach sexual maturity. The Sun 12th August 2016
Drop beneath the waves and you’ll discover another world. Mysterious, unexplored, a world ruled by strange fearsome creatures: they are an ancient family whose ancestors fought dinosaurs. Today they are every shape, every size, and hunt in every sea. These are the ocean’s greatest predators: this is the world of the shark. Shark I, BBC 2017
South Africa: Blacktip shark … It’s the greatest gathering of hunting sharks in the world. ibid.
The Wobbegong has a trick – his tail is a lure that attracts his prey. ibid.
The Mako is the fastest shark in the world: think torpedo with teeth. ibid.
The Greenland shark … can live for 200 years. ibid.
A Frilled shark can catch his prey by lunging forward like a snake, snaring victims in its 200 teeth. ibid.
No shark can breathe underwater. ibid.
The Great White shark has it all: speed, strength, stealth, huge teeth. ibid.
This Great White shark is about to attack. But hunting is only a small part of any shark’s life. New discoveries are revealing another side to their nature: they have an intricate social life, complex courtship rituals, surprising ways of bringing up their young and extraordinary powers of navigation. They forge relationships with the strangest of partners: even us. Shark II
Hammerheads are just one of over 500 species of shark. But the shark family tree has two branches: they other half of the family are the rays. ibid.
Not all sharks lay eggs. ibid.
The largest fish in the world: Whale sharks weigh up to 20 tons and live up to 60 years; they feed mainly on plankton. ibid.
Tiger sharks: these are the masters of both navigation and timing. ibid.
Giant Manta Rays: the largest of all the rays … They also have the biggest brains of any fish. ibid.
Great Whites can reach 18 feet long and weigh over 2 tons … These sharks keep the peace using body language … They’ve been shown to have individual personalities. ibid.