30 Jun '16, 4pm

Why Greenland sharks are smarter than you think

Why Greenland sharks are smarter than you think

Compared to its sporty relatives , the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) is a real clunker: Blind, plodding and unlucky in the looks department. But like the proverbial tortoise racing the hare, this cold-loving species proves that sloth can be a recipe for success. Big and bad Greenland sharks suffer from a toxic reputation — literally. Like many other polar fish, their flesh contains high concentrations of natural antifreeze. According to a handful of reports, Greenland shark meat is so toxic it can make sled dogs vomit and ravens act drunk. But this is likely a case of false advertising. The antifreeze compound in their tissue is toxic, but only mildly — an adult would have to eat around 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of shark at one sitting just to feel woozy Along with ‘most toxic,’ Greenlands have been saddled with another unearned title: ‘laziest.’ Even their Lati...

Full article: http://oceana.org/blog/maligned-lazy-and-toxic-greenland-...

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