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Aug

How does Google deal with nibbling sharks? By creating body armor for cablesGoogle designs its own bite-proof super material to stave off shark-induced Internet pandemonium.

How does Google deal with nibbling sharks? By creating body armor for cables
Google designs its own bite-proof super material to stave off shark-induced Internet pandemonium.

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

How savvy are you about these predators of the deep? Test your knowledge with this quiz!

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!

05

Aug

To curb shark attacks, why not just move the sharks?Rather than killing or trying to repel sharks, simply catching them and moving them away from popular beaches led to a 97 percent decrease in shark attacks over an 8-year period, a new study reports.

To curb shark attacks, why not just move the sharks?
Rather than killing or trying to repel sharks, simply catching them and moving them away from popular beaches led to a 97 percent decrease in shark attacks over an 8-year period, a new study reports.

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.