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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Not all sharks are like those of 'Jaws.' Some are small, reclusive, and, the most interesting of all, emit green light even when bathed in blue light.
Animals April 26, 2016
A huge and rare shark was caught by fishermen off the coast of Japan. Because of its unusually wide mouth for filtering out its prey, the shark earned its name 'megamouth.'
Animals April 21, 2016