Shark Meme Monday #3 Round Up

24th May 2016 | by

We're particularly pleased with Shark Meme Monday #3!

Shark Meme Monday #3 Round Up

We got great feedback on both Twitter and Facebook including a Retweet from the Save Our Seas Foundation – it’s really nice to be noticed by such a big organisation that is involved in so much awesome sharky work around the globe.

On to the memes!

Our first meme featured a cookie cutter shark (Isitius spp – there are three species) and was a parody of the popular Kermit the Frog drinking a cup of tea meme. We think it’s amazing that a relatively small (cat sized) shark could take out a nuclear submarine! Cookie cutters were found to be responsible for disabling the sub’s sonar equipment – effectively blinding them and forcing them back to base for repairs.That’s a big impact from a little shark.

preserved cookie cutter meme

 

Our second meme was a personal one from Founder Georgia French, based on a classic scene from a Spiderman movie. Georgia may be conducting a PhD on white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) but it’s been nearly a year since she last saw one! Withdrawal symptoms are pronounced and include loud sighs, moping and gazing longingly into the middle distance. It was reassuring to find some kindred spirits and lovely to hear from people that have been able to see sharks recently.

Haven't seen a shark

 

Our last meme of the day focussed on the predation strategy of the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus). These slow moving sharks were once thought to include seals in their diet by scavenging on dead individuals. It’s now emerged that they likely sneak up on sleeping seals and catch them by surprise! This one is a parody of the Game of Thrones meme featuring Eddard Stark.

greenland shark eating a seal meme

We’d love to feature your memes! You can send memes either as a message to the Facebook page or to Georgia at georgia.c.a.french@gmail.com (our official email address is experiencing some issues!). For some guidance on how to prepare your meme, check out the info here.

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