Hey, it turns out that Jaws and his great white shark relatives are just like us! They like to swim in the ocean. They like to eat seafood. And they like to have their own special hangout spot.
The folks over at the Schmidt Ocean Institute
told the CNNers that they have found the great white sharks’ hangout spot in the Pacific Ocean in between Hawaii and Mexico.
Sorry, I don’t have the exact coordinates of where this special hangout spot is.
But ya know, would ya really wannna know the exact location where Jaws and his relatives spend their lazy days considering the fact that you would be fast food for them?! No, I didn’t think so because nobody likes to be dinner. That’s not fun, being dinner. Eating dinner is fun, but being dinner not so much.
I know there are those of you who are asking, “How did the folks over at Schmidt Ocean Institute manage to not become dinner while finding out about Jaws and them hangout?”
The simple answer to that question is the folks over at Schmidt Ocean Institute are professionals with many, many, many years of experience studying marine life.
They have PhDs in marine biology, biology, oceanography, statistics, and other important science stuff.
The Schmidt Ocean Institute folks know their stuff. Plus, they stumbled upon Jaws and his relatives’ hangout spot after they tagged some sharks with pop-up satellite tags so they could track when and where they were going and what they were doing when they got to where they were going.
Y’all know sharks. They are able to go deeeppp into the ocean. They can go thousands of miles down into the ocean. Whenever you go that far down, you can’t breathe or see; unless nature has designed you in such a way for you to see and breathe at those depths.
Plus, the further you go down into the ocean, the heavier the pressure and the colder it is.
Mother Nature didn’t design us to deal with all of that darkness, coldness, heaviness, and what not. That’s why we need submarines to explore the deep, deep, deep sea.
The sharks, though, are a different story. They can deal with all of that. The scientists
placed tags on the sharks’ fins in order to record the depths the sharks swim down to in the ocean, the water pressure, temperature, and the intensity of the light.
The ocean’s depth, pressure, temperature, and light intensity tell the scientists where the sharks are.
Initially when the scientists
looked at the satellite images of the area where the sharks were hanging out, the scientists thought the area was an “ocean desert.”
But then, somebody looked at the images again and was like, “Aha, hold on there buddy! There’s more to this than what we thought.”
The “more to this” turned out to be what the Schmidt Ocean Institute scientists
call “White Sharks Café.” Dr. Barbara Block
, a marine biologist/professor at Stanford University, told folks that they got a wealth of data from the “White Sharks Café.”
Here’s what the professor
said exactly, “We have doubled the current 20-year data set on white shark diving behaviors and environmental preferences in just three weeks.”
The one thing I know about scientists is that they love data; the more data the better.
It’s like winning the lottery. All of that data allows them to write articles and books that they can sell and turn into a profit.
They were happier than a preacher who got all of God’s tides and offerings on Sunday morning.
I mean those scientists were so happy about their findings that they all hopped on a plane, flew out to New Orleans, and went to Drusilla’s to get them some red hot Cajun crawfish.