This happened just off the dock for the Alcatraz Island ferry in downtown San Francisco. Waters surrounding the city are some of the most great white infested in the world.
The coolest thing about being a shark is that you can swim around all you want in the ocean and you don’t have to be afraid of, well, sharks. That’s only semi-true but look at this hammerhead shark moseying about on the ocean floor and it passes by all its shark friends without a worry in the world. No one messes with…
National Geographic is reporting on this amazing photo of a shark taken in Mossel Bay, South Africa, by 26-year-old art teacher, amateur diver, and photographer Amanda Brewer while working at eco-tourism company White Shark Africa. From her description:
Shark cages are meant to keep you in and wildlife out. But it seems as if one sea lion didn't quite get that message.
At first, you might think that Croc vs. Shark is just something that gets discussed in the writers' rooms at SyFy. But there are some places in the world where crocs and sharks do swim the same waters. Like in Australia.
Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute recorded this video of great white sharks fiercely attacking their SharkCam, an autonomous underwater vehicle with several cameras inside pointing at different directions. It shows how they attack their prey in Guadalupe Island, Baja California, Mexico.
Scientists in Australia tagged a healthy 9-foot great white shark as part of program to track these animals. Four months later they found the tracking device washed up on a beach. Something—something really big—had eaten this apex predator. But what creature could dine on such ferocious prey?
Meet man's best friend of the ocean, the shark. Wait, what? It sure seems like that in this video. Watch as this adorable (?) Caribbean reef shark waddles its way over to the scuba diver as if it's asking her to pet it. And when she's done petting, the shark wants more!
Looking at this video of a great white shark biting and nearly sinking an inflatable boat, it seems that looking for them in this type of vessels is not a smart idea. Fortunately, the South African film crew on board wasn't hurt, but the boat was seriously damaged and was sinking as it limped back to port.
Adam Fisk hooked an 11-foot hammerhead shark near the coast line and ended being towed for 12 miles, which were covered in about two hours. According to Fisk, the shark ate a 5-pound bonito from his kayak. Another hammerhead was following him too.
Pretty neat indeed, but you should definitely never do this. Like your second grade teacher told you: look with your eyes, not with your hands.
Some images need little in the way of introduction. This one shows a soldier climbing a rope ladder attached to a helicopter above infested waters. Soldier. Rope ladder. Helicopter. Sharks. Wow.
Remember that fake image of a Dubai shopping mall flooded by a broken shark tank? Well, it has happened for real inside a shopping center in Shanghai, China, where 33 tons of water and three sharks invaded the mall after the glass shattered into multiple deadly shards. There are 15 people injured.
While out diving one day in the Great Barrier Reef, a team of scientists discovered a tasselled wobbegong shark chowing down on a cousin. Fortunately, they managed to take a photograph, and here it is.
Best part of Shark Week? Watching a 4200-pound fish jump five feet clear of the water. This $118,000 high speed camera is what Discovery Channel uses to capture those breathtaking moments in glorious HD.
Enjoying Shark Week, are we? If you've been admiring the slow-mo camera work and wondering just how they manage it, here's the $118,000 answer: Phantom Gold. No, that's not a condom brand, it's a a limited-edition pro-cam.
For most of us, discovering a new species is a big deal. So it's always a little startling when you hear about some expedition rolling out of bed and stumbling into 300 undocumented species in one trip to the Philippines.