”Sharks in the News”
~ From National Geographic
Interesting Shark articles, Including:
Bull Shark Threat: They Swim Where We Swim
Bull sharks are chewing up the headlines this summer, but statistics suggest that most of us have little to fear from the marine predators...
"Jaws" at 30: Film Stoked Fear, Study of Great White Sharks
The premiere of Jaws 30 years ago had a mixed impact on great white sharks. Publicly vilified, the predators also drew more scientific scrutiny ...
Shark Facts: Attack Stats, Record
Did you know that sharks are among Earth's most ancient animals? Or that in the U.S., lightning strikes and kills more people in one year, on average, than sharks do in twenty? ...
New Shark Repellent Uses Chemical Signals
After years of searching for an effective shark repellent, researchers believe they may have finally found a chemical "signal" that will keep the marine predators at bay ...
World's Oldest Shark Fossil Found
Paleontologists have unearthed in Canada the world's oldest intact shark fossil—a 409-million-year-old specimen of a small, primitive species that was found with its braincase, jaws, and teeth attached in their correct anatomical position. The find answers and raises important questions about the origin of sharks ...
Shark Season: Hazard or Hype?
It's almost summer and war-weary, economy-embattled Americans will head seaside in their millions. With so much frolicking in the surf there will be a few nips from sharks, experts warn—although bites are statistically extremely unlikely and almost never fatal. Swimming with sharks is not as dangerous as driving to the beach ...
Shark Gives "Virgin Birth" in Detroit
A female white spotted bamboo shark at the Belle Isle Aquarium in Detroit surprised zookeepers in July by giving birth to two babies. Why the surprise? It was a virgin birth: She hadn't been near a male for six years ...
Forget Alligators, This Expert Wrestles Great White Sharks
For the past three years, shark expert Ramón Bonfil has been fitting motion-tracking satellite tags onto great white sharks—by hand. (Includes six-image photo gallery) ...
More good reading at:
Wildlife Conservation Society: Great White Sharks
Mote Marine Laboratory Center for Shark Research