What is a shark? A “shark” is one of any number of “fish” characterized by cartilaginous skeletons, gill slits, pectoral fins that are not fused to the head, and a voracious appetite for human flesh. What is a tornado? A … Continued A Sharknado has struck the United States every year since 2013. Show More Summary
Science on Tap presents, Shark Night! featuring Dr. Demian Chapman from Alan Alda Center. Marine scientist, Dr. Demian Chapman, discusses how the illegal shark fin trade is harming sharks and the health of the oceans. He shares his experiences tagging … Continue reading ?
We asked readers what mysteries Scully and Mulder should hop on. Left shark? Watch your fins! With only six episodes planned, the pressure is on for Agents Scully and Mulder to deliver some serious truthiness (hey, "truthiness" wasn't even a thing when the The X-Files last aired!). Show More Summary
Fins for the win! Sharks come in many shapes and sizes—and all help maintain healthy ecosystems. Which is your favorite? Learn more about our sharks
It is estimated between 26 and 73 million sharks are killed every year for their fins. Paul Hilton Shark finning, as is customarily done, requires that a fishermen haul a shark from the ocean, slice its fin off, and then throw the rest of the shark – often still alive – back into the ocean. Show More Summary
The Fubu founder talks about lessons learned during the two decades leading up to the first season of Shark Tank.
A fishing charter in New Zealand recently got to experience “Jaws” in real life. As one of the fishermen reels in his line, he notices the fish is actually half-eaten, and just seconds later, a giant great white shark pops up to finish what he started. Show More Summary
If this brutal exposé of shark finning and dynamite fishing makes you hungry, something is seriously wrong with you.
A shark at a Florida beach pier caused beach-goers to hurry out of the water after someone spotted a fin. According to the Canada Journal, no one was injured, though many were frightened to learn that there were sharks nearby. However,...Show More Summary
India's Jet Airways is among The HSUS' 2015 Spira Award winners for its contribution to ending the cruel practice of shark finning. Photo by iStockphoto In addressing issues ranging from the humane treatment of animals raised for food...Show More Summary
In many parts of Asia, especially in China, shark fin soup is a delicacy the elite would pay thousands for just to indulge in. However, there is one major issue that comes with the soup, and that is that it is illegal. The situationShow More Summary
Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.
Two sharks have been found dead in as many days along the Miami Beach coastline, and one of the predators was missing its fin, a complication that local officials assert they haven’t seen in some time. On Wednesday morning, residents discovered a large bull shark had washed ashore, according to WSVN. Show More Summary
From our friends at the Gili Shark Foundation: Indonesia is the largest exporter of shark fins in the world. There is no current (or planned) legislation for the protection of reef sharks in Indonesia and CITES Appendix II (which only covers … Continue reading ?
Excellent TEDx talk by Riley Elliott about combining scientific research and media savvy to get the word out about important issues, like shark finning, to the most people to help effect change when it’s most needed.
A large Vietnamese ship containing two tons of drying shark fins or more was sunk by the Indonesian government. The ship had been illegally collecting a tremendous number of sharks to get their fins. Finning sharks is a disgusting, and...Show More Summary
Katharine the great white shark recently made headlines with her brief trip to Florida’s east coast, yet the famous predator has since gone silent, leaving fans to wonder just where her fin will next break the surface of the sea. Arriving...Show More Summary
This little fish is refusing to take it on the fin.
The breakout stars of last night’s Super Bowl halftime show were, needless to say, the sharks. Flanking Katy Perry, they mutely waved their fins and flapped their jaws to the words of “Teenage Dream.” Looking less like sharks than blue, befanged sleeping bags, they made every effort to dance. Show More Summary
A well-known killer whale has been sighted off the coast of Scotland, exhibiting a semicircular wound on its tail fluke that experts assert could only be caused by a shark attack. The whale, identified by a notch on its dorsal fin, has been nicknamed John Coe by researchers. Show More Summary