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13

Jun

How ‘Shark Girl’ Madison Stewart is fighting to save the ocean’s top predatorSince leaving school at the age of 14, the young activist has followed her passion for sharks and the ocean, and she wants more people to join her cause.

How ‘Shark Girl’ Madison Stewart is fighting to save the ocean’s top predator
Since leaving school at the age of 14, the young activist has followed her passion for sharks and the ocean, and she wants more people to join her cause.

06

May

PBS explores ‘Why Sharks Attack’The team behind the new ‘Nova’ documentary seeks to understand more about these predators and the cutting-edge ways to prevent negative human-shark encounters.

PBS explores ‘Why Sharks Attack’
The team behind the new ‘Nova’ documentary seeks to understand more about these predators and the cutting-edge ways to prevent negative human-shark encounters.

05

May

Fearsome ‘goblin shark’ pulled aboard a boat in Gulf of MexicoThe shark looks decidedly prehistoric as it has evolved to survive in the depths of the ocean.

Fearsome ‘goblin shark’ pulled aboard a boat in Gulf of Mexico
The shark looks decidedly prehistoric as it has evolved to survive in the depths of the ocean.

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.