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.
I'm not sure whether this bed will instill a lifelong fear of sharks or will inoculate a kid against any sort of shark phobia, but that baby does not look happy.
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.
Despite the museum's best efforts, the gray whale kept jumping out of the paper on which it had been drawn. It wanted nothing more than to do battle with the shark painted beside it, and every day it strained against the bounds of credulity to do just that.
Measuring only about a foot and a half long, the lanternshark may seem distinctly less impressive than its larger shark cousins. But this diminutive fish has mastered the art of bioluminescence, concealing themselves from prey while challenging any potential predators.
Even when you're on dry land, you may not be completely safe from sharks. Golfers at San Juan Hills Golf Club in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., got a bit of a shock this past Monday when a two-foot-long leopard shark dropped from the sky onto the 12th hole. So how did this sea creature find itself five miles from the…
If you value any object that a shark could fit its mouth around, you probably shouldn't leave it unattended around a school of sharks. While filming at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas, one photographer learned that lesson the hard way when a shark makes off with his camera.
Greenland sharks live in by far the coldest waters of any shark species. That's bad news for a cold-blooded species, and the best way to conserve their energy is to move as little and as slowly as possible.
You might think a stomach that lights up would be a liability when you're trying to avoid getting eaten — but the glowing bellies of tiny sharks are helpful in camouflaging them from predators lurking below, researchers say.
If you're a shark, what could you possibly have to fear? You're the ultimate predator, the top of the marine food chain. You can swim around without a care in the world... unless another, even bigger shark is feeling hungry.
Zebedee is a captive zebra shark in the Burj aAl Arab hotel's aquarium in Dubai. It has never met a male shark in its entire life, and yet for the last four years it has successfully, miraculously produced healthy offspring.
Humans are one of 60,000 species that share a 500 million year old common ancestor. This creature was the ancestor of almost every vertebrate species, but it had a sixth sense that most of its descendants long since lost.
Scientists have known for some time that dogfish sharks, like the one pictured up top, naturally produce a broad-spectrum antibiotic called squalamine in their livers. Now, new research into the cellular function of squalamine reveals how it also confers a broad-spectrum antiviral benefit for the shark — one we humans…
Sharks weren't always the huge, vicious alpha predators that they are today. Hundreds of millions of years ago, they were just another tiny little harmless fish species hanging out in lakes and rivers. So yeah...things have changed slightly since then.
Hammerhead sharks are among the strangest creatures on Earth, with seemingly misshapen heads that actually give them 360-degree vision. But what evolutionary path could lead to such bizarre features? As this video suggests, it might be a single freak mutation.