We at Jezebel care dearly about sharks and what their representation in media means for their populations, so it was with a vigilant eye that I watched the new movie in which Mandy Moore gets stalked by a gang of great whites. Shockingly, in terms of its built-in assumptions regarding shark behavior, 47 Meters Down…
On August 3rd, researchers discovered a dead mink whale floating belly up off the coast of Cape Cod. The next day, the same carcass was spotted again; ravaged almost beyond recognition. Its tongue, internal organs, and most of its skeletal muscles had been ripped off, leaving “little more than the spinal column and…
Orange County’s Seal Beach is a popular spot for swimmers and surfers, so its lifeguards figured they’d use a camera drone to keep a better eye on them. But what they saw instead was “10 to 12 great white sharks just feet from shore.”
Reality is usually more interesting than pseudoscientific nonsense, especially when it comes to sharks. Here's a double-helping of accurate science about one of the best-known species: great white sharks.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts tends to attract a lot of vacationing New Englanders during the summer months, but its seal populations are known to attract a toothier class of visitor: great white sharks.
In this scene from the documentary Shadow of the Shark, shark researcher Valerie Taylor hand feeds and pets a hungry great white.
Chuck Patterson was stand-up paddle boarding when two juvenile great white sharks swam up to investigate. Luckily, Patterson had the camera on a pole....which is a little bit safer, I guess.