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18

Apr

16-foot great white shark spotted near Australian beachNicknamed ‘Joan of Shark,’ this 1.8-ton fish is being tracked by local officials by an electronic tag.

16-foot great white shark spotted near Australian beach
Nicknamed ‘Joan of Shark,’ this 1.8-ton fish is being tracked by local officials by an electronic tag.

17

Apr

Sharks aren’t the ‘living fossils’ we thought they wereLooking at the gills and jaws of a new fossil provided scientists with fresh insights into the evolution of sharks.

Sharks aren’t the ‘living fossils’ we thought they were
Looking at the gills and jaws of a new fossil provided scientists with fresh insights into the evolution of sharks.

03

Apr

Sharks hunt down prey with super sensesThese marine masters of hunting can successfully track prey — even without the use of either sight or smell.

Sharks hunt down prey with super senses
These marine masters of hunting can successfully track prey — even without the use of either sight or smell.

02

Apr

How Brian Skerry tells epic ocean stories, one photo at a timeOcean wildlife photographer Brian Skerry has a thrilling but demanding job: To capture the story of our ocean’s creatures and ecosystems in all their spectacular grace, and tragic decline.

How Brian Skerry tells epic ocean stories, one photo at a time
Ocean wildlife photographer Brian Skerry has a thrilling but demanding job: To capture the story of our ocean’s creatures and ecosystems in all their spectacular grace, and tragic decline.

11

Mar

Great white sharks in … Ireland??The strange appearance of a huge shark washed up on a beach in Ireland has everyone wondering if the species is moving into the area.

Great white sharks in … Ireland??
The strange appearance of a huge shark washed up on a beach in Ireland has everyone wondering if the species is moving into the area.

23

Jan

Sharks and rays on the brink? 25% at risk of extinctionOverfishing, perceived threats to humans and the animals’ slow reproduction rates have led to a steady decline in population.

Sharks and rays on the brink? 25% at risk of extinction
Overfishing, perceived threats to humans and the animals’ slow reproduction rates have led to a steady decline in population.

09

Jan

Great white sharks can live as long as humansResearchers took advantage of nuclear bomb testing residue that ended up in the oceans to more easily determine the age of some sharks.

Great white sharks can live as long as humans
Researchers took advantage of nuclear bomb testing residue that ended up in the oceans to more easily determine the age of some sharks.

02

Jan

Sharks tweet their presence at Western Australia beachesA new shark monitoring service lets beach goers in Western Australia, the area in the world with the greatest amount of yearly great white shark attacks, know in real time when sharks are close to the shoreline.
How does this happen? The sharks tweet their presence of course! Here’s how it works.

Sharks tweet their presence at Western Australia beaches
A new shark monitoring service lets beach goers in Western Australia, the area in the world with the greatest amount of yearly great white shark attacks, know in real time when sharks are close to the shoreline.

How does this happen? The sharks tweet their presence of course! Here’s how it works.

24

Dec

Open wide! Photo shows shark ready to take a biteThe shark was captured and tagged as part of a research project to better track migration habits.

Open wide! Photo shows shark ready to take a bite
The shark was captured and tagged as part of a research project to better track migration habits.

10

Dec

China bans shark-fin soup at state banquetsThe ban is ostensibly about promoting frugality, not protecting endangered sharks, but environmentalists say it may still help erode the controversial dish’s popularity.

China bans shark-fin soup at state banquets
The ban is ostensibly about promoting frugality, not protecting endangered sharks, but environmentalists say it may still help erode the controversial dish’s popularity.