The world’s biggest fish is the mysterious whale shark, which can grow as heavy as 40,000 pounds and as large as 60 feet, though most top out a few feet and pounds smaller than that. It also appears these behemoths can live to be 130 years old, new observations and modeling have shown.
Say hello to Squalus clarkae, otherwise known as Genie’s dogfish. This newly identified species of deepwater shark was named in honor of Eugenie Clark, a scientific pioneer who influenced an entire generation of marine biologists.
In retrospect, it makes all the sense in the world that Aquaman would be right at home riding on the hood of the Batmobile.
Animals fatally maul, sting, trample, and chew about a million humans per year. Pretty nice of them, given the numbers on our side—the average of 750 million chickens we kill in the U.S. every month, for instance. In an ideal world, no one would ever get mauled by a bear, or contract rabies from a feral squirrel. But…
The first trailer for The Meg, Jason Statham’s awesomely silly-looking summer action movie about the sudden appearance of a modern-day megalodon, has just arrived—and at long last, it looks like we have a worthy, stupendously toothy successor to 1999's Deep Blue Sea.
It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, or in the case of the southeastern United States, it’s an alligator-eat-shark kind of a world, according to an unsettling new study from Kansas State University scientists.
The tiger shark patrols the seas alone at night, prepared to eat anything from a bird to a dolphin. The goblin shark live in the ocean’s canyons and abysses, grabbing prey by surprise with its extendable jaws. A great white shark can grow as large as a Mercedes.
A South African shark-watching hotspot has recently turned into the scene of a seaside horror movie. For several months, enormous great white shark corpses have been washing up on the Gansbaai beaches, often missing their livers as if feasted upon by cetacean Hannibal Lecters. But this is no movie—it’s just biology,…
It’s hard work being online these days. What with all of the “fake news” and “viral posts” corrupting the World Wide Web. So how are you supposed to know what’s real and what’s bullcrap, or rather, bull shark crap?
You might remember last month when orcas ate an enormous great white shark’s liver, Hannibal Lecter style, in South Africa. It seems the killer whales have decided, why stop there? Why not take the testicles and stomach, too?
Shark experts are very upset with porn star Molly Cavalli. Last week, she appeared in a video produced by the live sex site CamSoda in which she claims a shark bit her foot. Based on every piece of confirmable evidence, however, it looks like the video is a complete hoax.
The Australian state of Queensland was hit hard this week by a vicious tropical cyclone. And while there has been property damage, thankfully no one was seriously injured by Cyclone Debbie. Well, no one, unless you count this 5-foot long shark that was found dead this morning near the floodwaters.
After a super crappy fourth movie in a franchise, it takes a lot to win back an audience—and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is doing its best. It’s bringing back some old favorites, has a solid new cast, and now, two more tempting words: ghost sharks.
As currents shift in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, they bring an abundance of nutrients and plankton to the region, luring predators of all sizes. Swarms of anchoveta arrive first for an easy meal, but soon find themselves having to come up with unique ways to fend off larger predators like sharks and tuna. The…
Megalodon, the largest shark to have ever terrorized our planet’s oceans, may have gone extinct owing to its limited dietary preference for dwarf whales, according to new research.
Remotely operated vehicle surveys off the coast of California and Hawaii have produced several observations of a large deep sea ghost shark known as a “pointy-nosed blue chimaera.” The resulting video footage is the first-ever recorded of this elusive species in its natural habitat.
Harrowing new video shows a large great white shark lunging for a chunk of tuna—and then wriggling its way inside a shark-proof cage with a diver inside. Thankfully no one was hurt, but the video is as horrifying as it sounds.
As Alfred pointed out in The Dark Knight, some men just like to watch the world burn. To them, a day at the beach spent lounging in the sun isn’t particularly enjoyable. But a day at the beach spent terrorizing swimmers with this amazing animatronic shark suit? Now that’s an afternoon well spent.
Chill out, man. It was cute the first time you jumped out of nowhere. And maybe still sort of amusing the second time you missile’d yourself out of the water. But when the shark comes breaching once again?