Shark Meme Monday #1

3rd May 2016 | by

The inaugural Shark Meme Monday got off to a great start with a whale shark photograph courtesy of Dr. Simon Pierce.

Shark Meme Monday #1

There has only been ONE pregnant whale shark examined by scientists…ever. Dubbed “Mega-Mamma” the female was found to have over 300 pups in her uteri, some so well developed that they were swimming around in the womb. This is a great adaptation for species that roam vast expanses of ocean and may not often bump into a suitable mate.

I'm not always pregnant2

The second meme highlighted just how old (evolutionary speaking) sharks are. It says a lot when a group of animals have survived and thrived for this long, but are now suffering huge population declines around the world – good work humans.

You think I'm old

Share these memes with your friends to spread shark knowledge and appreciation and send us your own memes! Check out the original  Shark Meme Monday blog post for details on how you make your meme and where to send it.

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