How Sharks Devoured My Career | Podcast | Overheard at National Geographic

When Nat Geo Explorer Gibbs Kuguru was in college, he found himself trying to choose between two terrifying futures: going free diving with sharks off the coast of South Africa or, even scarier, studying for the MCAT. Since then, he’s become devoted to sharks; his genetic research has shown they can do remarkable things, like changing color to become more effective predators. And he’s also become a staunch advocate for shark species as they grow more vulnerable to overfishing and the effects of climate change.

Photo Caption: Off South Africa, while National Geographic Explorer Gibbs Kuguru ran an experiment on color change in sharks, a great white shark attempted to take a bite out of the research equipment.
Photo by Gibbs Kuguru

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