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More Than Meets The Eye
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📸 by @lauren_arthur7

This photo has been posted a lot, and at first glance it looks pretty straight forward – this lemon shark obviously choked on a fish, no other sharks were around to give him the heimlich, and he died.

Wrong… Sharks can’t choke like you and I.

As long as water can pass over their gills they can pull oxygen into their bloodstream, only blocking their esophagus completely would be able to stop that process.

A swimming shark is a breathing shark, and a breathing shark is an “I’m gonna fuck shit up” shark.

The shark being on the beach is more than likely the reason behind its demise – how it ended up there is another question entirely.

Edit: yes that’s a pufferfish, but their venom can’t kill a shark… stuck in the throat preventing it from eating on the other hand is a more likely scenario.

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