Great White Sharks Appear Perfectly Healthy Despite Lead, Arsenic, and Mercury Coursing Through Their Veins

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Great white sharks aren’t the unstoppable killing machines of Hollywood’s imagination, but studies have continuously shown that they’re definitely badasses of evolution. A new paper out this week adds to that resume, finding that great whites can easily withstand levels of heavy metals that would kill most other…

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https://gizmodo.com/great-white-sharks-appear-perfectly-healthy-despite-lea-1833721007

Newly Decoded Great White Shark Genome Hints at Why They’re So Indestructible

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The great white shark is impressively terrifying (though not actually much of a threat to humans). But a new study shows that the animal is also an impressive feat of evolution. For the first time, scientists say they’ve fully unspooled the genome of the great white, a discovery that will help us better understand why…

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https://gizmodo.com/newly-decoded-great-white-shark-genome-hints-at-why-the-1832729488