Sharks in unlikely places

Sharks are living in the River Thames,in England, according to findings from the waterway’s first “health check” since it was condemned as “biologically dead” 64 years ago. The Greater Thames Shark Project, run by the Zoological Society of London, found that shark species including tope, starry smooth hound and spurdog live in the Thames. There are more than 100 species of fish in the 215-mile long river.

My comment: Those inclined towards the way of life and thought of Epicurus will be delighted to see the river return to its age-old character. Thank you, conservationists! But here’s a tip: don’t fall off the punt, fully dressed (on a tributary of the Thames) like I did last summer! The laughter from the onlookers must have frightened the sharks away.

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