1. Sharks are monsters, this we know. They prowl the Earth’s oceans killing indiscriminately, with dead eyes and the compassion of Charybdis. So why, then, when I stand in front of the Ocean Exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, is it not a constant blood bath?

    These sharks are six-and-a-half-foot apex predators that regularly snack on sea snakes, reef fish, and ocean invertebrates. And yet the tank remains as placid as Pride Rock on Simba’s nameday. What gives?

    One of the zoo’s aquarists, Ariella Wiener, explained the peace accord easily enough: They train the blacktips not to eat the other fish.

    How to train your shark

  1. myosotis92 likes this
  2. mfkopp likes this
  3. ffyetisener reblogged this from something-everything-nothing
  4. penguinprince reblogged this from something-everything-nothing
  5. gentlemansdesires likes this
  6. something-everything-nothing reblogged this from theweekmagazine
  7. something-everything-nothing likes this
  8. adrinkofgreenelixir likes this
  9. kaskas19 likes this
  10. gothdays likes this
  11. faedictcumberbear likes this
  12. goliath-cannibalistic-triops reblogged this from theweekmagazine
  13. kutluk62 reblogged this from animalsandtrees and added:
    animalsandtrees :
  14. venemosatentacula likes this
  15. ashsadityxo reblogged this from theweekmagazine
  16. alexandermomma likes this
  17. pot-sex-cocaine reblogged this from theweekmagazine
  18. alonewithbull likes this
  19. eemayloy likes this
  20. quirky-flowerchild reblogged this from animalsnatureveganism
  21. 1111tea likes this
  22. aardnaschir likes this
  23. whitetipreefshark reblogged this from theweekmagazine
  24. helenaowl likes this
  25. bucky-dc likes this
  26. movieseveryday likes this
  27. gingergs reblogged this from theweekmagazine
  28. gingergs likes this
  29. isabellaangelinax3 likes this
  30. degrooms likes this
  31. thealmightyleghorse reblogged this from theweekmagazine
  32. glfraser0120 likes this
  33. angle33 likes this
  34. vegan--beauty reblogged this from rawr0609
  35. tessables likes this
  36. chipthefoodie likes this
  37. ajtechknow likes this
  38. animalsnatureveganism reblogged this from animalsandtrees
  39. animalsnatureveganism likes this
  40. fluttersheep reblogged this from rawr0609
  41. gorditagryffindor reblogged this from theweekmagazine
  42. centre-du-monde reblogged this from rawr0609
  43. kidneystonekid reblogged this from aghost
  44. kidneystonekid likes this
  45. rawr0609 reblogged this from animalsandtrees
  46. aghost reblogged this from theweekmagazine
  47. supaxtreme1 reblogged this from theweekmagazine and added:
  48. theinbetweenerr reblogged this from theweekmagazine
  49. manofmer likes this