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Shark Avoids Death by Walking to Safety

Clip: Season 36 Episode 6 | 2m 4s Video has closed captioning.

The epaulette shark's small size allows it to thrive in shallow coral reefs. But when the tide rolls out it can be left high and dry. To avoid baking in the hot sun, the epaulette utilizes an extraordinary strategy - it walks to water.

Aired: 11/22/17

Rating: NR

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