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WATCH: Video Shows Shark Stalking Unsuspecting Woman Swimming Off Florida Beach

The woman was not aware a shark was following her as she was swimming off the coast of Panama City Beach. She managed to go back to the shore safe and unharmed.

Animals May 30, 2019

Shark Attack Kills California Man Thomas Smiley Who Was Bitten While Swimming Off Maui Coast In Hawaii

Thomas Smiley was unconscious and missing a leg when he was rescued and brought to the shore. He later succumbed to injuries, which authorities thought were likely caused by a tiger shark attack.

Animals May 27, 2019

Australian Fisherman Snags Decapitated Monster Mako Shark: What Mysterious Creature Bit It Off?

A fisherman caught the 220-pound head of a gigantic mako shark in Australia, leaving people wondering about the nature of its mysterious attacker. What kind of monster can decapitate such a powerful animal?

Animals April 1, 2019

UK Fish And Chip Shops Serve Endangered Shark Species, Study Claims

A study finds that a majority of fish and chip takeaways in England are actually made from threatened and endangered sharks. The scientists identified species such as spiny dogfish and scaloped hammerhead.

Animals February 2, 2019

Rare Angel Shark Spotted Off Welsh Coast

A group of fishermen had an angel shark sighting off the coast of Wales. The creatures used to be more common, but overfishing, pollution, and habitat disruption led to its now-dwindling numbers.

Animals January 26, 2019

Prehistoric Shark Galagadon Had Teeth Shaped Like Spaceships In 1980s Arcade Game 'Galaga'

The prehistoric freshwater shark was named Galagadon nordquistae because of the shape of its teeth. They looked like the spaceships in the 1980s video game 'Galaga.' The species lived alongside dinosaurs during the Cretaceous period.

Animals January 21, 2019

Supernova May Have Killed Off Prehistoric Mega Shark Megalodon

Radiation from exploding stars 2.6 million years ago may have contributed to the extinction of the megalodon. Here's why the ancient mega shark was more vulnerable to the effects of muon exposure.

Animals December 16, 2018

Prehistoric Shark Megalodon May Have Gone Extinct Because Of Its Body Temperature

The megalodon, one of the largest marine predators that ever lived, had higher body temperature than modern-day sharks. How did this contribute to the extinction of the species 2.6 million years ago?

Animals December 12, 2018

Man Dies From Shark Attack In Cape Cod, First In Over 80 Years In Massachusetts

Arthur Medici, a 26-year-old, died from a shark attack in Cape Cod's Newcomb Hollow Beach. The incident, the first death due to a shark attack in over 80 years in the state, was believed to be due to mistaken identity.

Public Health September 16, 2018

Woman Tries Feeding Sharks By Hand, Gets Dragged Into Ocean

A 34-year-old woman, on a friend's yacht off the coast of Kimberley, Australia, tried feeding tawny nurse sharks by hand. One of the sharks sucked her finger into its mouth, then tried dragging her into the water.

Public Health July 2, 2018

Rare River Shark Species Not Seen In A Decade Found On Sale In A Fish Market

The Ganges river shark is one of the top 20 most threatened shark species, and it is in the IUCN Red List. Someone took a picture of the elusive creature on sale at the Sassoon Dock fish market in India.

Animals April 21, 2018

Ancient Shark Tooth Stolen From Secret Location In Australia

A fossilized tooth belonging to the Megalodon shark was stolen from a secret location in a World Heritage site in Australia. What would a thief do with an ancient shark tooth?

Ancient March 14, 2018

New Shark Species Discovered In Atlantic Ocean: Here's What Makes The Third Sixgill Shark So Special

Scientists have discovered the third kind of sixgill shark in the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic sixgill shark is smaller than its counterparts in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean as well as compared to the great white shark.

Animals February 26, 2018

Deep-Sea Marine Animals Use Heat From Hydrothermal Vents To Hatch Eggs Faster

Deep-sea skates, relatives of the sharks and rays, were laying their eggs near hydrothermal vents. The marine animals are strategically placing their eggs in warmer water likely to speed up the development of their embryos.

Animals February 9, 2018

Microplastic Pollution Threatens Giants Of The Ocean, Scientists Warn

Filter feeders such as whales and whale sharks ingest large amounts of microplastic as the ocean becomes increasingly polluted with plastic debris. What are the effects of plastic on these giant marine creatures?

Earth/Environment February 6, 2018

Intersex Shark With Female And Male Genitalia Found In Taiwan

An intersex shark that contained both female and male genitalia was discovered in Taiwan. Scientists claim that the shark would have functioned as either sex.

Animals January 3, 2018

Living Fossil: Prehistoric Shark From Age Of Dinosaurs Caught Off Portugal Coast

A prehistoric shark caught off the Portugal coast can give more insight into the species known as frilled sharks. The sharks are called living fossil because their evolution has remained unchanged for 80 million years.

Ancient November 12, 2017

Scientists Document American Alligators Eating Sharks And Stingrays

A new study documented that American alligators are eating sharks and stingrays. This is the first scientific study indicating the widespread interaction of predators.

Animals October 19, 2017

Massive Fish That Eats Prey Like Sharks Found In Nevada

The fossil of the Birgeria americana, a newly discovered fish species believed to look and eat prey like a shark, has been found in Nevada. Learn more about the findings of Swiss and U.S. researchers on the Nevada fossil.

Animals August 7, 2017

On Shark Week: How To Survive A Scary Shark Attack

On Shark Week 2017, how to survive a shark attack remains very relevant and entails the valuable trait of aggressiveness. Here are also some expert tips on how to prevent shark encounters in the first place.

Animals July 24, 2017

How Come Sharks Are Washing Up Dead On San Francisco Bay?

Thousands of leopard sharks have died in San Francisco Bay and have washed up on shores. According to experts, the possible cause of this mass mortality could be poisoning from chemical waste dumped into the bay from the drains.

Animals May 7, 2017

US Soldiers Dive With Sharks To Manage PTSD

Soldiers suffering from PTSD dive with sharks as a form of therapy. How does the experience emotionally and physically benefit soldiers suffering from pain and depression?

Neuroscience February 20, 2017

LOOK: New Bucktoothed Ghost Shark Species Discovered

The 50th ghost shark species has recently been discovered and recorded by researchers. Get to know the mysterious Bucktoothed ghost shark and its equally mysterious origins.

Animals February 5, 2017

Shark DNA Study Gives Insight Into Wound Healing And Cancer Resistance Capabilities

A recent study has found that sharks have immunity genes which could be used to protect them from acquiring cancer. The study concentrated on the Great White and Hammerhead sharks.

Animals January 30, 2017

Fossilized Shark Skull Reveals How Mysterious Ghost Sharks Evolved

Micro CT scan of a fossilized skull of an ancient fish revealed ghost sharks are descended from prehistoric sharks called symmoriiforms. Scientists now have an idea where to place the chimaera in the evolutionary tree of life.

Animals January 5, 2017

Predator Of Sharks: Rarely Seen Killer Whales Caught On Video Eating A Shark Alive

A group of offshore orcas, a seldom-seen sub-species of killer whale, was caught on video feasting on a shark. The footage provides additional evidence that these orcas are predators of sharks.

Animals December 19, 2016

Prehistoric Ghost Shark Older Than Dinosaurs Filmed Alive In Ocean For The First Time [Video]

A species of ghost shark, deep-sea creatures that have been swimming in the ocean before the time of the dinosaurs, has been filmed alive. See the video.

Animals December 17, 2016

How Do Sharks Keep Themselves From Drying Out In Salty Seawater?

Spiny dogfish sharks have the capacity to transform ammonia to keep them from drying out. As they live in salty waters, this capacity is an evolutionary means to survive.

Animals October 30, 2016

Watch This Terrifying Video Of A Great White Shark Breaching A Steel Diving Cage

A great white shark was captured breaching and jumping out of a steel diving cage off the coast of Guadalupe Island.

Viral October 14, 2016

Not Your Average Fish: Tuna Shares ‘Super Predator’ Genes With Great White Sharks

Despite independent evolution for 400 million years, sharks and tunas still share common genetic traits such as higher metabolism, higher body temperature and fast swimming skills.

Animals October 8, 2016

New Extinct Species Of Giant Shark Related To Megalodon

The now extinct giant shark Megalolamna paradoxodon is related to the ancient marine predator Megalodon. Teeth fossils of this newly described species suggest it preyed on medium-sized fishes.

Animals October 3, 2016

World's Longest-Living Vertebrate: Greenland Shark Species Can Live Up To 400 Years

The slow and sluggish Greenland shark is being touted as the world's longest-living vertebrate, reaching up to at least 400 years old. Scientists detail in a new study how they determined the marine animal's age.

Animals August 11, 2016

Teeth In Fossilized Fecal Sample Show Ancient Shark Orthacanthus Was A Cannibal

Teeth discovered in fossilized poop of the Orthacanthus showed that the ancient marine predator was a cannibal. The eel-like shark ate its own young.

Animals August 11, 2016

Coney Island Beach Areas Closed After Shark Sighting Reports

Parts of Coney Island Beach closed for a few hours following reports of shark sightings. Hundreds of beachgoers were called out of the waters in front of Luna park but experts said the spotted ones were probably harmless basking sharks.

Animals July 20, 2016

White Shark Cafe Set To Open To Human Viewers

The White Shark Cafe is an area of the Pacific Ocean where sharks make tremendous dives for unknown reasons. Biologists have a plan to find out why — a shark cam.

Animals July 2, 2016

Shark Attack: North Carolina Boy Bitten By Shark While Surfing At Atlantic Beach

A young boy who was surfing at a beach in North Carolina was attacked by a shark Saturday, June 25. Rescuers said the victim sustained multiple deep wounds on his left foot, though none of them were life-threatening.

Animals June 28, 2016

Blake Lively Shares Shark Optical Illusion On Instagram And It’s Impossible To See It

Actress Blake Lively shared an optical illusion featuring a shark to promote her new movie, but you will have to stare a long time before being able to see it.

Viral June 17, 2016

Huntington Beach Closed To Public Over Reports Of Shark Sightings

On Sunday, authorities close down two miles of Orange County beaches, including Huntington Beach, after spotting large sharks near the coasts. On Monday, authorities will determine if the beaches can be safely reopened to the public.

Animals June 7, 2016

Shark Attacks Predicted To Increase This Year: Is Global Warming To Blame?

An expert predicted that the number of shark attacks will increase this year. One possible reason for this is global warming.

Animals May 30, 2016

Sharks Have Different Personalities Just Like Humans: Study

Sharks may not be the mindless terrors of the deep that they have been portrayed as on TV shows and movies. A new study suggests that the creatures have different personalities similar to humans.

Animals May 27, 2016

Tiger Sharks Prefer Swimming Near Maui: How To Avoid Potentially Dangerous Shark Encounters

Researchers have found that tiger sharks often swim around territories in Hawaii where human recreational activities take place. How can we avoid potentially dangerous shark encounters in these areas?

Animals May 24, 2016

Florida Woman Taken To Hospital With Shark Still Attached To Arm

A 23-year-old woman was bitten by a nurse shark on a Florida beach - but the shark wouldn't let go of her arm, according to the rescue team. Learn how the Boca Raton shark attack turned out.

Animals May 16, 2016

DNA Analysis To Help Investigate Mysterious Shark Head In Newport Beach

Officials in California will use DNA analysis to investigate the mystery behind the decapitated shark head allegedly found in Newport Beach. The photo of the shark head went viral online.

Animals May 14, 2016

Aerial Video Shows Group Of False Killer Whales Hunting Down A Lone Shark

A drone hobbyist in Australia was able to capture a pod of false killer whales hunting down a small shark. Experts said these massive marine mammals are difficult to spot despite existing in large numbers in the high seas.

Animals May 11, 2016

World's First Shark-Deterrent Cable Could Prevent Shark Attacks In Australia

The world's first revolutionary shark-deterrent cable tested in South Africa could soon be used in beaches in Australia to prevent shark attacks. The cable has had a success rate of 100 percent, researchers said.

Animals May 3, 2016

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