Wednesday, December 02, 2009
That’s right, (click to enlarge if you have to) you’re reading that headline correctly, Hammerhead sharks, one of the most frightening things you can see in an ocean- surpassed only by the sight of your leg floating by you shortly thereafter, can apparently see as well as humans can.
So forget about sneaking by these monsters should you happen to be in the same general vicinity as them they can see as well as you can, underwater. Not as well as you can see underwater, they, underwater, can see as well as you can (not being underwater.)
The article, which appears in National Geographic, goes on to say for what I can only assume is clarity sake, that the high level of vision allows the sharks to “swim faster” and kill their prey more efficiently. Because I guess Hammerhead sharks need to kill more and have been missing out on, I don’t know, antelope.
So what can you take from this? Well, hammerhead sharks will kill you and basically the only defense you could possibly have is carrying around a copy of the NY Times on the off chance he’ll want to read the lifestyle section instead of eating you.
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