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By Anthony Palumbi and Stephen Palumbi

Every tail stroke drove Hennessey towards the cove she had selected for the birth of her insistent pups. As the water shallowed, ocean waves calmed, and the water grew greener and warmer. There was a smell…

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By Anthony R. Palumbi and Stephen R. Palumbi #HennesseyTheShark

Part 1: Migrant

She idled northward eating the miles with slow beats of her crescent tail. Water flowed through her open mouth and out her throat, past gills that sampled…

By Anthony Palumbi and Stephen Palumbi

On the surface, Hennessey rocketed toward the deadly ring of chum and guns, made oblivious to the danger to her and her pups by the brain-numbing smell. The sea steamed with offal. The surface reeked with…

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By Anthony Palumbi and Stephen Palumbi

Hennessey’s pups were not only big, they were also warm. Her muscles generated tremendous body heat with every tail stroke. Intricate loops in her blood vessels jealously kept this heat inside her, flouting…

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By Anthony Palumbi and Stephen Palumbi

The clock of her hunger ticked as she loped the northward, feeling colder the farther she moved. But there was a plan in Hennessey’s actions. This was the northern-most point of her journey – the apogee of…