While a little added stress may be helpful to flee a dangerous situation, or to meet an approaching deadline, it's no secret that prolonged exposure to the stress hormone cortisol is linked to health problems. So, what effects does stress have on animals in the wild that need to navigate the same waters as the ocean's top predator -- great white sharks?
Watch the video to find the answer!
A video summary for the scientific paper:
Hammerschlag N, Meÿer M, Seakamela S M, Kirkman S, Fallows C, Creel S. (2017) Physiological stress responses to natural variation in predation risk: evidence from white sharks and seals. Ecology, 98: 3199–3210.
Link to research paper: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecy.2049/abstract
Video edit by Waterlust: waterlust.com
Footage courtesy: Discovery Channel - Air Jaws: Night Stalker and Jeff Kurr/Shark Entertainment
Narration audio recorded by: Josh Liberman
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