(Natalia Cuevas-Huaico - Kelowna Capital News)

(Natalia Cuevas-Huaico - Kelowna Capital News)

Morning Start: Can sharks swim backward?

Your morning start for Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Happy hump day! It’s a drizzly one today.

Fact of the day:

Can Sharks swim backward?

Unlike fish, sharks cannot stop suddenly or swim backward. A shark’s pectoral fins cannot bend upwards like a fish, limiting its swimming ability to forward motion. If a shark needs to move backward, it uses gravity to fall, not swim backwards.

Weather forecast according to Environment Canada:

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In case you missed it:

The outbreak of COVID-19 at Kelowna’s Orchard Manor/Hawthorn Park care home has been declared over.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the end of the outbreak alongside other care homes in B.C., including the Lynn Valley Care Home in Vancouver, where the first outbreak in the province was declared.

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Daniel Taylor
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