Mexico Bans Great White Shark-Related Tourism on Guadalupe Island
The government cited bad practices in the industry as a reason for the ban, which has sparked concerns for the local economy
Discovery Channel's 'Shark Week' Is Packed With Misinformation and Junk Science
Scientists watched 202 episodes and found them filled with unreliable information and white male experts named 'Mike'
Rare Megamouth Shark Arrives at the Smithsonian
Studying and eventually preserving the megamouth will help researchers learn more about the puzzling species
Reef Sharks Are in Serious Danger of Extinction
Researchers found that the sharks are 'functionally extinct' in 20 percent of coral reefs surveyed
Megalodon May Be Extinct, but There’s a Life-Size One at the Smithsonian
A 52-foot, life-size model of a <i>Carcharocles megalodon</i> shark is now on display in the National Museum of Natural History
Ten Things We've Learned about Sharks Since Last Shark Week
In light of Shark Week 2017, here are some revelations about the fearsome fish we’ve made in the past year
A Great White Can Go Through 20,000 Teeth in Its Lifetime
While a great white shark's 300 serrated teeth are an amazing hunting adaptation, what's even more amazing is their replaceability
Sharks and Humans: A Love-Hate Story
A short history of our relationship with the ocean’s most intimidating fish
How Realistic Is the Shark Science in "The Shallows"?
We ask shark expert Chris Lowe whether the science in the upcoming shark thriller has any teeth. Beachgoers: You're welcome.
Frustrated with Shark Week, This Year Biologists Celebrated Jacques Cousteau with #JacquesWeek
The French explorer and conservationist had a very different take on ocean life
Do Shark Repellents Really Work?
Mostly not, not even the one made by Julia Child
Save the Sharks By Swimming With Them
Ecotourism is helping promote shark conservation around the world—while also boosting local economies.
Bizarre Blue Shark Nursery Found in the North Atlantic
Rather than emerging in protected coves, baby blue sharks spend their first years in a big patch of open ocean
A Two-Headed Shark and Other X-Rayed Beauties at the Smithsonian
Sandra Raredon's x-rays of fish specimens are critical records for scientists studying various species. And, as works of art, they are breathtaking
Sharks Were Once Called Sea Dogs, And Other Little-Known Facts
Centuries-old illustrations of sharks show just how much we've learned about the fish since our first sightings of them
The State of Sharks, 40 Years After <em>Jaws</em>
We could be at a tipping point for conserving the infamous predators, if we can keep up shark-friendly practices
Why Are Scientists Trying To Make Fake Shark Skin?
Faux marine animal skin could make swimmers faster, keep bathrooms clean and cloak underwater robots