sharks

  • Shark-bait tourism

    Wildlife tourism is the fastest growing sector of the travel industry, bringing in billions of do...

    Three hours off the coast of South Australia, in the remote and rugged Neptune Islands, white sharks gather. These...

    Marine life November 26, 2021
  • Flirting with the enemy: fish using sharks to exfoliate

    Rubbing against the sharks’ sandpaper-like skin might remove parasites and skin irritants for bol...

    The fish in this video aren’t snuggling with sharks – they are exfoliating. A team of researchers from the Univers...

    Marine life November 7, 2021
  • Are vampires real?

    Believe it or not, the abilities of vampires really do exist in the natural world. Read on for de...

    Seriously, do vampires exist? Are vampires real? When asked to describe a vampire, most people think of a tall, pale...

    Animals September 27, 2021
  • You may have missed...

    Stray stories from last week to brighten your Monday.

    New shark mass extinction discovered Scientists have uncovered a previously unknown mass die-off of sharks, 19 mil...

    Animals June 7, 2021
  • You may have missed…

    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Immaculate conception…in sharks? A baby bamboo shark born via artificial insemination. Credit: Jay Harvey, Aquariu...

    Animals May 17, 2021
  • Pigeons of the sea? Sharks use magnetic compass for navigation

    Researchers nail evidence that some shark species use magnetic forces as a natural GPS

    Might be time to re-think your strategy for avoiding sharks: turns out the marine predators use the Earth’s magnetic ...

    Marine life May 7, 2021
  • Glow-in-the-dark sharks

    Biggest luminescent vertebrate found near NZ.

    What’s cooler than a shark? A glowing shark! Kiwi and Belgian researchers studying sharks off the coast of New Zea...

    Marine life March 2, 2021
  • You may have missed…

    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    A round up of the stories that may have snuck past you in this week's edition of science digest... Sharks aren’t s...

    Animals March 1, 2021
  • Explainer

    Keeping bites at bay

    Love the ocean but worried about sharks? We look at the science  – and success – of shark deterre...

    It’s summer, the heat’s glimmering off the tarmac, and Australians are flocking to the beach. It’s when we start thin...

    Marine life January 22, 2021
  • What causes equatorial marine biodiversity?

    It’s not higher predation as popularly thought.

    The puzzle of what factors create rich biodiversity towards the equator has captivated ecologists as far back as Darw...

    Marine life April 1, 2020
  • We need to look out for sharks

    Two studies look at the difficult task of sharing the oceans.

    New Australian research highlights the delicate nature of the relationship between humans and sharks. A study of the...

    Marine life January 26, 2020
  • Partner Content

    Changes to shark family tree

    Four new walking shark species have been discovered.

    Four new species of tropical walking sharks are causing a stir in waters off northern Australia and New Guinea. Ye...

    ASC Edits January 22, 2020
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