40 Years of Bad Science: How Jaws Got Everything Wrong About Sharks

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its original release, Jaws will be shown on the big screen once more on June 21st. Few other movies have cast such a long shadow into the “real” world as the first summer blockbuster. As a marine biologist whose research focuses on shark conservation, I’ve been living in that… »6/19/15 10:00am6/19/15 10:00am

Here's What Sharks Do When You Give Them Cameras

Fisheries biologist John Shepherd once said that “counting fish is like counting trees—except you can’t see them and they move.” This can make animal behavior research extremely difficult. And while increasingly advanced electronic telemetry tags can tell us a lot, there’s just no substitute for seeing a behavior on… »5/20/15 11:10am5/20/15 11:10am

There's Garbage in the Deepest, Most Remote Parts of the Ocean

Our planet's oceans are huge and mysterious, and there are still stretches of the ocean floor that remain unexplored. But that doesn't mean they're pristine and untouched: a new study found even the deepest, most remote areas of the oceans contain man-made litter. As a species, we're just a bunch of slobs. »5/01/14 11:01am5/01/14 11:01am

Strange and Beautiful Underwater Photography Not Altogether Unlike Your Own Boring Photography

Russian marine biologist Alexander Semenov studied invertebrates at Moscow State University Moscow State with an emphasis in squid brains. Yeah! Squid brains. Pretty awesome. And that's only like the fifteenth coolest thing over at WonderHowTo, where you'll find an interview with Semenov along with some stunning… »4/19/11 12:20am4/19/11 12:20am