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The Biggest Shark Ever Filmed Is Basically The Size Of A Blimp

Hey look, it’s Jaws in real life. Which should scare the bones out of land dwelling ol’ me but the sheer size of this giant monster great white shark is so ridiculously huge (I mean, it’s more blimp than shark), that I can’t help but laugh. Look at it dwarf the entire cage and treat that daredevil of a scuba diver as some peon fish not even worth eating.


Video: Aussie Surfing Champ Mick Fanning Attacked By Shark

This is terrifying. Chilling, even. Aussie-born surfing world champ was attacked by a shark at the Jeffreys Bay (J-Bay) Open, and the video is too real.


A Beached Great White Shark Is Still Scary As Hell

Even when we have home field advantage, a beached shark is still not something you want to see on a relaxing trip to the playa. Because, for one, the shark baring its teeth and whipping its tail is still scary as hell even though it shouldn’t be able to reach you. But, more importantly, because we’re humans with hearts and some semblance of a soul, we would want to rescue the shark which means we have to bring it to their territory — back to the ocean.


Terrifying Great White Shark Attacking A Cage Is Like Real-Life Jaws

Oh. My. Holy. Bananas. This shark attack video from Hillary Rae shows a 3.5m shark biting and gnawing and trying to rip open an underwater cage with such fury and abandon and ferocity that it looks like the killer beast might actually break through. You get an up-close view of the razor sharp teeth and feel the enormity of the monster.


Here's What's Going On Inside A Mermaid's Purse

Reef-dwelling catsharks wrap their fertilised eggs in leathery box-shaped cases commonly called “mermaid’s purses”. The tough, collagenous wall of the purse protects the developing young until it’s ready to hatch — anywhere from a month to a year after it’s laid, depending on its species.


40 Years Of Bad Science: How Jaws Got Everything Wrong About Sharks

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its original release, Jaws will be shown on the big screen once more on June 21st. Few other movies have cast such a long shadow into the “real” world as the first summer blockbuster. As a marine biologist whose research focuses on shark conservation, I’ve been living in that shadow for my entire professional life.


California Lifeguards Get Drone, Instantly Spot 10-12 Great Whites

Orange County’s Seal Beach is a popular spot for swimmers and surfers, so its lifeguards figured they’d use a camera drone to keep a better eye on them. But what they saw instead was “10 to 12 great white sharks just feet from shore.”


Short Film: An Underwater Adventure Begins When A Proposal Goes Wrong

Video: Taking the Plunge is a cute short animation film that shows the hijinks a person could get into when he accidentally drops an engagement ring into the ocean. Meet an adorable sidekick octopus, dodge an evil giant shark, explore the underworld of the ocean and still manage to get the girl at the end.


Here's Why Sharks Have Two Penises

Cartilaginous fishes, like sharks and rays, are blessed with something called “claspers”, dual sperm-releasing tubes jutting from their pelvic fins. Why two? Thanks to a recent study published in the journal Nature Communications, we now know more about the sea creatures’ mysterious double dongs.


This Tiny Shark Has Only Been Seen Once Before

This very small (and adorable) shark is only the second of its kind ever discovered, and he’s showing scientists how much we still have to learn about life under the sea.


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