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Sharks

Shark Week

Stop what you’re doing and download this amazing shark-tracking app

July 17th, 2021

Here’s the thing: I couldn’t care less about sharks, or the slightly bizarre annual celebration of the ocean’s apex predators known as Shark Week. I feel like I need to state that from the outset — because even with that being the case, one of my favorite recent Internet discoveries is, well, a shark-tracking app. …

megalodon size

New measurements reveal the true size of the massive megalodon shark

September 4th, 2020

New research into the ancient megalodon shark species has revealed the most accurate estimates of its size to date. The creatures could grow to 59 feet in length, according to researchers. The sharks lived between 4 million and 23 million years ago. If you happened to be swimming in Earth’s oceans anywhere from around 4 …

volcano sharks

Sharks found living in an active volcano stun scientists

August 11th, 2020

Scientists have discovered sharks living inside one of the most active underwater volcanoes in the ocean. The sharks appear to have adapted well to their strange home, though researchers can’t determine why they prefer the area. One theory suggests that prey fish are plentiful there, making for easy hunting. There are a lot of places …

what sharks fear

We finally know what sharks are afraid of

April 18th, 2019

If you were given a few seconds to name a sea creature you wouldn’t want to run into during a swim on the beach there’s a good chance you’d arrive at “a shark.” It’s a good answer and, even if shark attacks are relatively rare, it’s hard not to see a shark’s intimidating grin and …

shark dna

Can sharks teach us how to cure cancer? Scientists think so

February 19th, 2019

We humans like to flatter ourselves and imagine that we have what it takes to survive here on planet Earth, but our reign pales in comparison to that of sharks. Sharks like the great white have been dominating the seas for millions of years, and they didn’t reach the pinnacle by chance. Sharks have incredible …