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Watch video: Orcas chase, circle, kill great white shark

October 06, 2022 2:29 pm

Detailing the findings in a scientific study released this week in the journal Ecology, scientists said this behaviour has never been witnessed before and could have broader implications.

Giant sharks once roamed the seas, feasting on huge meals

August 19, 2022 8:24 pm

A giant shark that roamed the oceans millions of years ago could have devoured a creature the size of a killer whale in just five bites, according to new research.

Explained: When shark bites are fatal, and which species kill the most

July 07, 2022 7:30 am

The study categorised injury locations into four body areas (head, arm, torso, and leg) to assess how injury location affects recovery status (fatal or injured).

Curious Kids: why do frilled sharks look more like sea snakes?

June 16, 2022 1:01 pm

Frilled sharks are considered “living fossils”, because they haven't changed for about 80 million years! They get their name from the frilly gills on their throats, which look a bit like lace.

Meet Squatina mapama, new angel shark species from Panama

January 27, 2022 5:14 pm

The Small-crested Angelshark is the fourth new species of Squatina identified in the Western Atlantic in the last decade.

To err is human; to mistakenly bite is baby white shark

October 30, 2021 3:16 pm

In the shark’s-eye view, the researchers found no significant difference between a swimming person, a paddling surfer or a meandering seal or sea lion.

How human exploitation dwindled Caribbean shark communities, a study finds out

October 01, 2021 6:42 pm

Coastal development, land clearing, and agriculture have all had their share of the blame, leading to the low oxygen content in water, disease, bleaching – a pattern observed across the Caribbean.

More sharks, rays threatened with extinction: IUCN report

September 06, 2021 3:07 pm

More than half of all bird of prey species worldwide are declining in population, and 18 species are critically endangered.

New 'weird looking' shark species from Indian Ocean discovered

July 22, 2021 5:56 pm

It belongs to the Apristurus spongiceps subgroup and is the second known species occurring in the western Indian Ocean.

‘Godzilla’ shark discovered in New Mexico gets formal name

April 17, 2021 4:55 pm

The recovered fossil skeleton is considered the most complete of its evolutionary branch —ctenacanth — that split from modern sharks and rays around 390 million years ago and went extinct around 60 million years later

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