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Apr 8, 2019

Poisons flow in toxic levels through the veins of great white sharks, new study shows

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Great white sharks—one of the ocean’s most fearsome apex predators—thrive with toxic levels of poisons flowing in their veins, according to a new study by OCEARCH.

Researchers recently came to that conclusion after taking from 40 off South Africa, according to an April 3 report on OCEARCH.org.

The samples revealed “alarmingly high levels of poisonous heavy metals, like arsenic and mercury, in sharks’ blood,” says the report.

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