The U.S. throws 2 billions pounds of fish back in the ocean a year

American fisheries are throwing about 2 billion pounds of fish back in the ocean a year — and a lot of it is edible (even delicious) fish that is already dead or dying, or marine life not intended to be caught for food, including sharks, seals and dolphins. » 3/21/14 11:39am 3/21/14 11:39am

Here's how Shark Week wrecked shark science

I'm not sure whether Shark Week was ever really a great moment in science communication with the public. But after last week's Megalodon special and fake shark facts on Discovery Channel, we know for sure that sharks have joined UFOs in the annals of Great Pseudoscience. Shark researcher David Shiffman breaks it down… » 8/14/13 2:42pm 8/14/13 2:42pm

How a pair of torpedos led to the worst shark attack in history

On July 26, 1945, the USS Indianapolis reached the island of Tinian, where it delivered the components and enriched uranium necessary for the atomic bomb Little Boy, which would soon devastate Hiroshima. But it's perhaps best known for its role in history's worst shark attack. » 8/10/13 8:00am 8/10/13 8:00am

Baby sharks may be the key to the ultimate shark repellent

Marine biologist Ryan Kempster noticed a very strange thing when he brought an electrical field close to the egg case of an embryonic shark: The unborn — and highly vulnerable — baby altered its movements by ceasing its gill function. It's a strategy, he believes, that helps baby sharks to sense when a predator is… » 1/09/13 2:57pm 1/09/13 2:57pm

Just when you thought it was safe to putt: Shark falls from the sky…

Even when you're on dry land, you may not be completely safe from sharks. Golfers at San Juan Hills Golf Club in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., got a bit of a shock this past Monday when a two-foot-long leopard shark dropped from the sky onto the 12th hole. So how did this sea creature find itself five miles from the… » 10/27/12 9:30am 10/27/12 9:30am

Here's what it's like to swim in a feeding frenzy of 100 sharks

We've seen some gee-whiz diving videos from underwater videographer Sarosh Jacob, but none quite like this. Here, he braves a feeding frenzy of over one-hundred silky sharks feeding on a school krill off of Mexico's Socorro Islands. What fun! » 9/28/12 1:35pm 9/28/12 1:35pm