Scuba divers catch a glimpse of a Caribbean reef shark.

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Scuba divers catch a glimpse of a Caribbean reef shark.

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Shark Week: The Podcast – Cristina Zenato on Why Sharks are the Safest Animal to Interact With on the Planet

Luke Tipple is joined by Cristina Zenato, “shark whisperer,” professional diver, shark expert, and founder of People of the Water. They discuss shark personalities, cognitive instincts, and their memory passed through DNA.

September 26, 2022

Episode show notes:

Luke Tipple is joined by “the shark whisperer,” Cristina Zenato. She’s a professional diver, shark expert, and founder of People of the Water. Cristine discusses the amazing work she does in the Bahamas, having Caribbean reef sharks relax in her lap. She’s been working with sharks for 30 years and has had first-hand experiences connecting with reef sharks with different personalities. The two discuss shark cognitive instincts, memory passed through DNA, and shark’s emotions and personalities. After 30 years of working with sharks, she attests to the fact that sharks are the safest animal to interact with on the planet.

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