As If The Name Shark, Was Not Intriguing Enough Sharks are some of the most graceful, powerful, and beautiful predators within the sea. Many people have become blinded by Great White Shark hysteria, from movies, and they forget to appreciate the mystery and intrigue, surrounding these fish. Hollywood has implanted an image within our minds […]
Size Does Not Matter A whale shark can be massive in size, comparable to a whale, hence the name, whale shark. The largest confirmed, and recorded measurements of a whale shark are, 12.65 m (41.5 ft), and 21.5 t (47,000 lbs). These numbers do not do the massive size justice. This length can be compared […]
There are 10 different species of the sawshark: African Dwarf, Bahamas/American, Dwarf, Eastern, Japanese, Common/Longnose, Phillipine, Shortnose, Sixgill, and Tropical Sawsharks. Some people confuse sawsharks with sawfishes, but those are actually rays. While less is known about these species of sawsharks than many of its shark relatives, we think you should get to know some […]
When we talk about endangered species around the globe, we often reference the high ly regarded IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It contains 465 shark species that have been assessed by the organization. There are four categories: near threatened, vulnerable, endangered and critically endangered.
The cookiecutter shark, also referred to as the cigar shark, is a fascinating creature with unique biological features and a penchant for large prey. Here are 13 interesting facts about your new favorite shark!
Eugenie Clark The ‘Shark Lady,’ aka Eugenie Clark began researching sharks in the 1950’s. She focused much of her work on dispelling public fears and myths about sharks. Her contributions to the world of marine biology are vast, and continued throughout her life, until she passed away in February 2015 at age 92. Clark credited […]
When we think of sharks, we usually think of the ocean, because that is primarily where sharks live. Many people especially connect sharks with the kind of wild and open ocean you find at the beaches of, for example, Florida and California. Since we also typically think of sharks as large creatures, although there are […]
The Great White is probably the most feared of all the sharks, and not completely without reason. Although it attacks humans far less frequently than public hysteria might suggest, it is a fearsome predator. If you had to guess what the Great White Shark diet was, after watching Jaws, you might think that it is […]
The Goblin Shark is not a pretty shark, and that is being polite. In fact, it is probably one of the strangest-looking and ugliest sharks you are likely to come across. The shark is rarely seen, and it is the only living species of a family of sharks that has otherwise died out. For that […]
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the list of endangered shark species is shockingly long. So if you have wondered, “are sharks endangered?” the answer is definitely “yes.” The IUCN uses three classifications for endangered species: vulnerable, endangered, and critically endangered. The number of shark species that fall into either of […]