This beach infested with sharks on the sand is the most terrifying thing

Well, I know where my nightmare exists in real life: Cape Lookout National Seashore off the coast of North Carolina. Hundreds of sharks were seen right on the beach, swimming in and out of the waves and flapping and attacking around and hunting a school of blue fish. It's a terrifying sight to see. » 10/15/14 10:31pm 10/15/14 10:31pm

Rare white shark on white shark attack captured in terrifying video

The huge fish always eats the less huge fish: Witness the attack of a white shark against a younger one recorded on Neptune Island, 50 miles off the coast of Australia. Perhaps it was a mistake—the big one seemed headed to the bait when the small one crossed its path closer—but the final result is just the same. » 9/30/14 6:41pm 9/30/14 6:41pm

Giant goliath fish swallows a shark whole in just one bite

Sometimes the shark plays the role of David. Especially when it goes up against the giant Goliath Grouper who looks more like a swimming Godzilla than a fish. And in real life, David the shark doesn't have a shot against the Goliath fish because the ginormous creature can swallow the 4-foot shark whole in one bite. » 8/20/14 11:00pm 8/20/14 11:00pm

Sonar Buoys Help Spot and Recognize Sharks Before It's Too Late

Believe it or not, even with films like Jaws in existence, some people are still willing to swim in shark-infested waters. Spotters and underwater nets help provide some level of safety, but these new sonar-equipped intelligent buoys being developed could finally make it safe—or at least safer—to go back in the water. » 7/01/14 12:40pm 7/01/14 12:40pm

Mystery solved: This is the monster that ate that great white shark

It wasn't the Kraken. It wasn't Godzilla. And it wasn't even a rabid killer whale. The mysterious animal that had killed and eaten the 9-foot great white shark and had stumped scientists turned out to be a super predator feared by even apex predators like the great white shark. So what was it? » 6/07/14 7:40am 6/07/14 7:40am

This Is the Closest We've Ever Come to Recreating Shark Skin

Shark skin is famously sleek and dragless, the envy of swimsuit designers. Perhaps less famous is what shark skin's oddly rough surface looks like up close: an eerie matrix of microscopic tooth-like scales. Now, scientists are 3D printing artificial shark skin in hopes of unlocking its swimming secrets. » 5/21/14 5:40pm 5/21/14 5:40pm

Watch a scuba diver instantly put a shark to sleep with this neat trick

You should probably never try this when you go scuba diving but watch this scuba diver turned shark whisperer instantly immobilize a shark and put it to sleep with a touch of the nose. The diver uses a technique called tonic immobility, he basically holds the sweet spot on the shark's nose to put it in a trance. » 3/17/14 8:37pm 3/17/14 8:37pm

Australian Sharks Will Now Be Tweeting Their Locations

There's a great, bloody shark war going on in Western Australia right now. After six deaths in two years—making Western Australia the deadliest place on earth for shark attacks—the state has ratcheted up its side of the war by deciding to kill sharks. Lots of 'em. Any shark within one kilometer of the beach will be… » 12/28/13 7:00pm 12/28/13 7:00pm

Get A Sense Of How Dire Shark Finning Is From This Visual Represenation

One thing infographics are really good for is providing a sense of scale. Certain numbers are just too big to really comprehend, and can also be made to sound bigger or smaller than they actually are depending on how they're presented. As Shark Week comes to a close, it seems apt to take shark finning as an example. » 8/11/13 9:00pm 8/11/13 9:00pm

A (Toy) Shark With a Frickin' Laser (Pointer) Attached To Its Head

As lasers go, this pointer won't do much damage outside of maybe burning a few retinas if pointed in the wrong direction. However, if you're a supervillain presenting your plans for world domination to a panel of evil venture capitalists (redundant, we know) this shark with a frickin' laser pointer is the only way to… » 8/08/13 4:20pm 8/08/13 4:20pm

A Shark Sharpener Makes Knives Extra Menacing By Association

Maybe scary things just go together? Why else would this shark and knife look so right? Created by the design studio Propaganda, this sharpener is aptly named "Jaws" and has a no-slip bottom for stability. It may not be super heavy duty, but if you just have a few kitchen knives it's a good option for giving them a… » 7/28/13 3:27pm 7/28/13 3:27pm

This Tracker Torpedo Keeps Social Tabs on Sand Tiger Sharks

Sand Tiger sharks have been patrolling coastal waters worldwide for more than 250,000 years. But with only a pair of pups born every few years, this placid apex predator is succumbing to human pressures. Part of the problem is that we still know virtually nothing about their habits—we can't help them if we don't… » 10/24/12 11:30am 10/24/12 11:30am