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15

Aug

It sure took a while to get here, but it’s finally Friday!
Celebrate with one of our quizzes:How much do you know about urban wildlife?Name the state where these natural wonders are locatedTake the ultimate shark quiz
MNN wishes you a fantastic weekend! 

It sure took a while to get here, but it’s finally Friday!

Celebrate with one of our quizzes:
How much do you know about urban wildlife?
Name the state where these natural wonders are located
Take the ultimate shark quiz

MNN wishes you a fantastic weekend! 

11

Aug

Move over, great white: 10 oddball shark species
Some of them are downright alien-like (like the frilled shark seen in the photo above), but rest assured — all of these creatures are real and can be found in our oceans!

11

Aug

New Zealand great white sharks take ‘tropical holidays’Scientists found that the sharks regularly set off for destinations such as Tonga, Fiji and Vanuatu in mid-winter.

New Zealand great white sharks take ‘tropical holidays’
Scientists found that the sharks regularly set off for destinations such as Tonga, Fiji and Vanuatu in mid-winter.

10

Aug

Threatened shark species turning up in U.S. restaurantsIn 2012, 33 different species of sharks turned up in shark fin soup samples collected in 14 U.S. cities and analyzed for DNA.

Threatened shark species turning up in U.S. restaurants
In 2012, 33 different species of sharks turned up in shark fin soup samples collected in 14 U.S. cities and analyzed for DNA.

09

Aug

Why sharks generate more money alive than deadShark ecotourism currently generates more than $314 million annually, according to a new study.

Why sharks generate more money alive than dead
Shark ecotourism currently generates more than $314 million annually, according to a new study.

iPhone app allows users to follow roaming great white sharksThe Marine Conservation Science Institute launched an app this week that lets users track 12 of the predators as they roam around the Pacific Ocean.

iPhone app allows users to follow roaming great white sharks
The Marine Conservation Science Institute launched an app this week that lets users track 12 of the predators as they roam around the Pacific Ocean.

08

Aug

Tara Reid’s whale shark rant is Shark Week gold'Sharknado' actress appears on Discovery's 'Shark After Dark' to explain the difference between whales and sharks or something.

Tara Reid’s whale shark rant is Shark Week gold
'Sharknado' actress appears on Discovery's 'Shark After Dark' to explain the difference between whales and sharks or something.

Think you know sharks? Take the quiz.

Think you know sharks? Take the quiz.

07

Aug

Shark attacks spike on new moons and SundaysThe study’s conclusions are based on statistics gathered over a 50-year period in Florida’s Volusia County, the ‘shark attack capital of the world.’

Shark attacks spike on new moons and Sundays
The study’s conclusions are based on statistics gathered over a 50-year period in Florida’s Volusia County, the ‘shark attack capital of the world.’

Man climbs inside dead shark for bizarre photoThe picture was taken on a fishing trawler 2 years ago, but recently made headlines when it was sent to an Australian radio show.

Man climbs inside dead shark for bizarre photo
The picture was taken on a fishing trawler 2 years ago, but recently made headlines when it was sent to an Australian radio show.