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Shark biting woman on honeymoon is captured in video by her husband

A couple from South Carolina were enjoying their honeymoon in the Caribbean last week until they went swimming with sharks, and one shark went off …

Video purportedly shows diver's terrifying encounter with great white shark

A video that purportedly shows a diver’s terrifying encounter with a massive great white shark has gone viral.<p>UPI reports that the video was shared on Ocean Imaging Action’s Facebook page and also appeared on a Facebook page belonging to SA Spearfishing. Additionally, the video was posted on the …

White Shark

Ever Seen a Shark Walk? Tiny Animals Amaze on PBS

Great Whites may get all the headlines, but it's a miniature species of shark that can do what no other shark can: walk.<p>The epaulette shark</i> …

Southern Africa

Conservation Drones Help Protect Animals

<b>Innovative researchers and conservationists are using drones to monitor threatened animal populations, collect valuable biological data and even</b> …

Major shark die-off in San Francisco Bay

A ghoulish mystery is playing out along the shores of San Francisco Bay, where at least 80 leopard sharks — docile spotted animals that don’t eat …

Sun, sand and apex predators: taking the plunge with oceanic whitetip sharks

<i>Carcharhinus longimanus</i> return annually to the waters around Cat Island in the Bahamas. I went to take a closer look at this once-abundant top predator<p>My face is pressed up against the window and my brow is furrowed. For someone about to land in the Bahamas I look surprisingly troubled. I am trying …

This Shark Eats Grass, and No One Knows Why

The bonnethead shark's diet of seagrass has researchers stumped.<p>These sharks might be taking the expression “eating like a horse” a bit too literally.<p>Scientists have discovered that some sharks are eating a large amount of seagrass, as a significant part of their diet—but experts aren’t sure why …

University of California

Photographer captures images of great white sharks close to home

BOSTON — In his decades as a National Geographic photographer, Brian Skerry has traveled the world, logging long distances to some unusual locales.<p>He …

Kiwi, kakapo, great whites make DoC shortlist

Kiwi, kakapo, Maui dolphin - and even the great white shark - feature on a list of 150 New Zealand species "prioritised" in an ambitious conservation …

New Zealand

Florida experts question whether shark attacked adult film star

As keeper of the International Shark Attack File, and a noted shark-bite investigator, it fell to George Burgess to take a scholarly look at an …

Killer Whales Eat Enormous Great White Shark in South Africa

If you’re afraid of sharks, well, this blog should convince you it’s actually orcas you should avoid. Orcas are among the most savage killers in the …

White Shark

Frightening leopard shark discovery near California stuns scientists

Picture of a leopard shark swimming in a kelp tank at Scripps Aquarium in La Jolla, California via photographer Matthew Field.<p>Something extremely …

Be shark smart to enjoy SC beaches this summer

If you’ve taken a dip in the Atlantic, chances are you’ve been swimming with sharks.<p>Every year, hundreds of thousands of beachgoers pack their …

Dead megamouth shark found in Misamis Oriental

TAGOLOAN, Misamis Oriental - A megamouth shark was found dead at the shoreline in Barangay Baluarte, this town on Monday morning.<p>The shark was …

Yoga With the Sharks brings excitement, tranquility

What’s more peaceful than doing yoga in a dimly lit studio?<p>Doing it in front of a tank of vicious sharks, of course.<p>But as yoga teacher Amanda Jones …

Yoga

How to Become a Marine Biologist - Honest Career Advice

Wondering how to become a marine biologist?<p>I get <b>a lot</b> of questions about this. Here, I’ve tried provide some honest answers based on 20 years of …

No Shark Cull: Why Some Surfers Don't Want to Kill Great Whites Despite Lethal Attacks

World<p>The Australian government is considering a shark cull after a teenage girl was killed in a suspected great white attack while surfing with her dad on Easter Monday.<p>But a backlash against sharks is a divisive subject in Australia, particularly among surfers — many of whom argue against a cull …

Surfing

Four PADI Specialty Courses to Improve Your Shark and Ray Encounters

We’ve been celebrating the recent success at CITES CoP17 this week, where proposals to list all 13 species of sharks and rays (silky sharks, thresher …

34 sharks tagged during successful expedition

Mote Marine scientists work with college students on research vessel<p>SARASOTA — A tiger shark has landed on the deck of the R/V Bellows, and the air …

Huge 500lb razor-toothed shark is reeled in off the coast of Devon making it the third such monster to be caught this week

Another monster shark has been caught off the coast of Britain - and anglers believe it could be one of the biggest ever.<p>The massive female porbeagle …

He lost a leg to a shark. Now he's trying to save the species

A decade ago, Achmat Hassiem and his younger brother were playing the part of drowning swimmers in a routine lifesavers' drill when they spotted a huge dorsal fin speeding toward them in the chilly waters of False Bay, a major habitat of the great white shark.<p>The 16-foot shark was headed for his …

Torrance shark tagger captures great white feasting on whale carcass

The 16-foot great white shark sank its sharp teeth into the whale’s bloated carcass, taking a few bites of her breakfast over the weekend about 14 …

Drone captures sharks slicing through mullet

Frames from Damian Hurley's drone footage of shark hunting mullet off Fingal Bay earlier this month. Picture: Damian Hurley/YouTube<p>Frames from Damian …

Research reveals low number of female whale sharks in Papua

A research team from the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) Indonesia reveals that the population of whale sharks in Cenderawasih Bay, Papua, is …

Sharks: deter rather than cull, says Western Australia premier

Laeticia Brouwer, 17, was killed by a shark in Esperance on Easter Monday but Mark McGowan waited to comment as he did not want to politicise the issue<p>The premier of Western Australia remains in favour of personal devices to deter sharks instead of culling, nets and drumlines following the death of …

Frilled Shark: The "Sea Serpent" Shark

Types of Sharks<p>Frilled Shark: The "Sea Serpent" Shark<p>The freakish-looking frilled shark is seen so rarely by humans that it makes headlines every …

Forget Giraffes: 5 Reasons Why Sharks Have the Coolest Pregnancies

Last weekend, what seemed half the globe watched with bated breath as April the giraffe’s baby took a 6-foot tumble from the womb into the world. As …