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The Basics of the Great White Shark
Nearly as long as a bus and weighing almost 2.5 tons, no fish is more fearsome or famous than the great white shark. From its torpedo-shaped body to its powerful jaws containing some 300 jagged teeth, the great white has evolved o
Shark Found Hanging Upside Down off Australian Coast
The six-foot mako shark was discovered by a local builder and marine photographer, Robbert Westerdyk, during a dive in the HMAS Adelaide marine reserve, about 60 miles north of Sydney. It had been stabbed in the chest, had its
Hammerhead Shark Study Shows Cascade of Evolution Affected Size, Head Shape
The ancestor of all hammerhead sharks probably appeared abruptly in Earth's oceans about 20 million years ago and was as big as some contemporary hammerheads, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Insight Into The Lives Of The Atlantic Great White Shark
1 month ago today we tagged and released Lydia: a 14 ft. 6 in. mature female Great White Shark weighing 2,000 lbs. Lydia was named after the founder of Bradley University, a long time friend of Caterpillar Inc. So far Lydia has re
Blood Samples: A Snapshot of a Shark’s Biology & Physiological Health
We are all starting to learn so much about the movement patterns of white sharks tagged so far by OCEARCH, and the SPOT tags are providing real-time information that allows us to track these sharks on a day-to-day basis! But whil
Great White Shark: The Basics
The legendary great white shark is far more fearsome in our imaginations than in reality. As scientific research on these elusive predators increases, their image as mindless killing machines is beginning to fade.
NECN: Shark Expedition Launches from Woods Hole, Mass.
"We embark today on the most ambitious white shark expedition in American history." In search of a bounty of information on an awesome, though much feared, and deeply mysterious fish. "This particular project will be the mo WHOI In The News
Russia Prevents Designation of Large Marine Protected Areas in the Antarctic
Yesterday, plans to create some of the world’s largest marine protected areas (MPAs) in Antarctica came to a screeching halt after Russia blocked progress. Although 24 nations and the EU had come to a special meeting in Germany sp
Photo Gallery: Deep-Sea Creatures
Humans rarely encounter frilled sharks, which prefer to remain in the oceans' depths, up to 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) below the surface. Considered living fossils, frilled sharks bear many physical characteristics of ancestors who
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