Fans and the scientific community reacted angrily when Discovery Channel’s Shark Week featured two particular shows, or mockumenatries. First in 2013, then another in 2014. Here’s what caused the problem.
As Shark Week 2017 draws nearer, here are the highlights and history of the week long Discovery Channel program that has become synonymous with summer time.
For all shark lovers out there, here’s our compilation of some of the most awe-inspiring real shark photos captured by some truly talented photographers.
Considering the relentless attack on shark populations by humans and other factors, it’s cheering to know that there are organizations that have picked up the gauntlet to fight for, and help, sharks. These top 10 shark conservation groups play a crucial role in keeping a healthy balance in the earth’s oceans.
Adidas and Parley have come together in an eco-innovation drive to tackle plastic ocean waste. They are making football kits and footwear from upcycled plastic ocean waste. Marine plastic waste kills thousands of sea animals including sharks yearly.
The pointy-nosed blue chimaera ghost shark announced its presence with an unexpected but interesting videobombing session a while back. Scientists on a totally unrelated mission stumbled across it while filming deep in the ocean off the coast of California and Hawaii. Here’s what we know about this species.
Bull sharks swim where most other sharks will not dare to enter; freshwater. Unfortunately, humans frequently enter the same kind of water too and this has led to some inevitable clashes. Find out how this shark species is able to adapt to freshwater and the special reasons why it enters fresh/brackish waters in the first place.
What sea creature can prey on and make mincemeat of great whites? Apparently the orca (killer whale) as very recent attacks show. Here’s what happens in the orcas versus great white sharks battle. Make no mistake about it, orcas have perfected the art of hunting down prey and the great white shark is not spared.
Learn about some popular shark names, beliefs and legends that have endured for centuries now. Read some fascinating stories about shark gods, guiding spirits and even human incarnations in shark form.
The word “shark” still arouses fear and disgust in many people. No thanks to the many misconceptions about sharks. Some of them may sound harmless but sadly, these fallacies are now harming sharks.