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Up Close with Shark Teeth - 11/18/14

With a multiplicity of thin wafer-white triangles, each one dangerous and serrated, we know a top predator when we see one.

The great white shark is the largest predatory fish alive. But how did the great white get those teeth that are so iconic that even a toddler can expertly draw them?

As chief executive officer, John Racanelli leads a team of 600 full and part-time employees and 1,000 volunteers in pursuing the National Aquarium’s mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. More than 1.5 million people annually visit the Aquarium’s venue in Baltimore, Maryland, while millions more are touched by the Aquarium’s education programs, outreach activities, social media campaigns and conservation initiatives.