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Remember those “Baby Great White” pictures you keep seeing on the internet? Well, they’re actually Salmon Shark pups, a much smaller cold-water cousin. (Real baby great white on the bottom)

Remember Those &Quot;Baby Great White&Quot; Pictures You Keep Seeing On The Internet? Well, They'Re Actually Salmon Shark Pups, A Much Smaller Cold-Water Cousin. (Real Baby Great White On The Bottom) -

Remember those “Baby Great White” pictures you keep seeing on the internet? Well, they’re actually Salmon Shark pups, a much smaller cold-water cousin. (Real baby great white on the bottom)

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Psychotic_Rambling
Psychotic_Rambling
8 months ago

When I was in South Carolina many years ago, I remember being in a lagoon where a few shark pups were trapped. The water was a couple feet deep at most. Me and a few others put bait fish in so they could eat while we worked on getting them back into the actual ocean. I felt one kept running up against my leg, so I reached down and was able to pick him up. I held his gills shut while I showed a much younger kid because he was absolutely fascinated. Then I walked the pup over to the water and let him go. It was really wholesome. I hope those pups didn’t get harassed too much by people trying to “play” with them. They’re absolutely phenomenal creatures. Gave me a newfound appreciation for who they are.

Mighty_Thrust
Mighty_Thrust
8 months ago

You’re doing the lord’s work

crusoepat
crusoepat
8 months ago

Jeremy Wade knows all about these.

Wayward-Delver
Wayward-Delver
8 months ago
DKC_Reno
DKC_Reno
8 months ago

… Like a dolls eyes

shampoo_mohawk_
shampoo_mohawk_
8 months ago

One will likely never get to see a live Great White unless they go out to the open water. Great Whites can’t be kept in captivity for any long period of time ([the record is 198 days](https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2019/07/06/this-is-why-you-wont-find-great-white-sharks-in-aquariums.html) and it was a juvenile, only 1.2m long) because they often suffocate or starve or both.

Cool freaking animals though.

jess_t1990
jess_t1990
8 months ago

He is so cute.
How big are they when they’re born?

notnotaginger
notnotaginger
8 months ago

Um. Am I the only one who can’t really tell the difference?

911child
911child
8 months ago

All I know is.. baby shark doodoodoo

Mimsda
Mimsda
8 months ago

But aren’t great whites (among others) mackerel sharks?

CasualEQuest
CasualEQuest
8 months ago

Is a salmon shark just a great white with bad posture?

doubtfullfreckles
doubtfullfreckles
8 months ago

It’s so cute

beachreanolds
beachreanolds
8 months ago

No one ever listens

ZWally6
ZWally6
8 months ago

“Baby” yea right, the sharks think they are slick or somethin

TheOwl08
TheOwl08
8 months ago

I wish to be friends with both

Cingetorix
Cingetorix
8 months ago

God I love sharks. I just wish they weren’t filled with so many rows of murdery teeth.

reclusiverabbit
reclusiverabbit
8 months ago

I LOVE that baby sharks are called “pups.”

lefunz
lefunz
8 months ago

Still looks scary

korbendallas-
korbendallas-
8 months ago

Why does the middle one look embarrassed

Nevaehym
Nevaehym
8 months ago

I just want to boop the top ones nose so bad!

kharmatika
kharmatika
8 months ago

They’re all adorable

Jaeris
Jaeris
8 months ago

They’re both adorable though.

graciepaint4
graciepaint4
8 months ago

The top one is so stinking cute!

Mahlola
Mahlola
8 months ago

Clearing up misconceptions is so important. Thank you?

TheRealDrK
TheRealDrK
8 months ago

Great white givin off big phteven energy

MrPygmyWhale
MrPygmyWhale
8 months ago

It’s other close cousin, the Porbeagle, looks just as derpy.

MissTrustyKrusty
MissTrustyKrusty
8 months ago

Well the real ones are cute too, until they go nom nom with your heads tho

coolboiiiiiii2809
coolboiiiiiii2809
8 months ago

Thank you. I felt like it was too small and too big to be a baby

ckjm
ckjm
8 months ago

Salmon sharks are so neat! They’re very docile too, and rarely seem unless you catch one while fishing. Working as a kayak guide at the time, I had one pop up near us and immediately return to the depths. I had never seen one at the time, and was not expecting them to look like cartoon great whites.

loves_cereal
loves_cereal
8 months ago

Found this out when a salmon shark was beached and I posted it. The difference is pretty subtle.

Edit: the one I found was on the pacific and the life guard said this was number 4 in 20 years, so I was pretty lucky to see it.

RubeusGandalf
RubeusGandalf
8 months ago

The baby great white already looks evil

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