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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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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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