With flashbacks to Jaws in mind, it seems like an insane idea to leave the safety of a diving cage with a massive great white shark swimming just a few feet away. And yet that's exactly what one lucky diver did near Guadalupe Island in Mexico.
The fossilized remains of a gigantic, 20-foot shark - the size of a two-story building and over 100 million years old - have been unearthed in Texas.
Modern sharks are known for their cartilaginous skeletons, but a new study has revealed a surprising "missing link" to more bony ancestors.
New research shows that warm-blooded fishes swim faster, and farther, than their cold-blooded counterparts.
Here's something you probably didn't know. Sharks, skates, and rays - everyday Chondrichthyes - boast some very strange sexual organs. Like a pair of clasper-like penises, the male sex organs of a shark literally hook inside a female shark's cloaca in a unique reproductive strategy. Now, researchers think they have finally determined how these animals developed such strange members.
It's not very often that you lump a kangaroo and a shark into the same sentence, and yet that's exactly what comes to mind when talking about the rare, cute pocket shark that was discovered deep in the Gulf of Mexico.
Did you have a good Earth Day? Let's finish off a week that celebrates our beautiful blue world with a nice bowl of soup. One that noticeably lacks any shark fins. Surprisingly, a great many Chinese consumers will be right there with us, as a new study has found that the demand for shark fin soup is taking a steep dive.
Being a vet doesn't always seem like an exciting job. Sure, meeting and saving cute and furry friends has its own brand of gratification, but it's not the kind of work that will get your blood pumping. That's not so for Dr Scott Sims, a veterinarian who moved to Hawaii in 2001 to take on a whole new kind of work day.
In a rare turn of events, seals in the coastal waters of Cape Town in South Africa have been caught killing and even eating sharks in the region - proof that sometimes the hunter can become the hunted.
A nine-foot-long hammerhead shark was found buried on a Florida beach Wednesday, the apparent victim of a fishing incident.
She's back, and this time to mark a new milestone in her long migrations. Since being tagged by researchers back in 2013, the social media sweetheart 'Katherine the great white shark' has traveled more than 10,000 miles around the United States coastline.
A megamouth shark washed ashore in Abay, a province of the Philippines, on Wednesday. This marks the 66th sighting of this incredibly rare deep-sea creature since it was first discovered in 1976.
A freaky frilled shark was caught off the Australian coast this week, a terrifying-looking species that dates back 80 million years.
Sharks may be some of the most fearsome monsters of the sea, but like any good monster, they come with an unexpected weakness. Much like the Wicked Witch of the West, if a shark finds itself surrounded by fresh water, it's in big trouble.
In the longest case ever seen of sperm storage, a female shark at the California Academy of Sciences' Steinhart Aquarium delayed fertilization for an astonishing four years, giving conservationists hope for the future of shark species everywhere, new research shows.