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I'm Peggy Hughes, a Shortfin Mako shark weighing 1000+ pounds. Despite my girth, I swim far and fast, shredding the sweet swells of the Gulf. @OCEARCH

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Los tiburones no son a lo que más deberíamos temer.
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In no way are sharks what we should be fearing the most.
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Let’s have a shark pumpkin contest.

(Not ❤️admin - dangerous with knives)
Did u know the author of JAWS became a vocal advocate for marine conservation?

Peter Benchley is best known for writing the novel JAWS & co-writing its film adaptation.

He regretted writing the book & similar material about sharks, which he felt encouraged fear and culling.
Amazing footage of a 4 meter GREAT WHITE NOPE!

The tour guide just about lost his shiny GoPro to this curious little spitfire.

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This octopus is F I E R C E

(No idea why I employed weird spacing up there - it’s like ❤️admin’s a cheerleader. Eww)
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Diver Rick Anderson has a best friend in a 6 foot Port Jackson shark near New South Wales, AU.

He started playing with her 7 years ago when she was a 6 inch long pup.

Now, every season she swims up to him for a cuddle.

❤️admin wants a shark cuddle, but not with Big Peg.

can suffer, grieve, feel pain, sense, perceive, reason, think

Do u think sharks are sentient beings?

❤️admin would love to hear your thoughts.

Big Peg said she doesn’t give “a barnacle’s backside - which makes no sense, but we will go with it, k?
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Just passing through

Nothing to see here, folks

Move along, now
This gorgeous, curious male orca broke off from his pod to swim around these thrilled boaters. He spent quite some time - 2 hours - being curious and then rejoined his
famn damily.

Dang, they must have been ticked off! Like DUDE!

In the Sea of Cortez
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Missed a Spot:

Sea lion pups roll in sand to protect themselves from the sun.
Please don’t blame Big Peg & friends for a negative shark encounter.

Many sharks rocket from below to get prey. This is why you shouldn’t swim in a area known to have lots of seals, or swim in murky water.

As an aside, Big Peg says ❤️admin resembles the sea turtle.

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