sharks

Sonar Buoys Help Spot And Recognise Sharks Before It's Too Late

Believe it or not, even with films like Jaws in existence, some people are still willing to swim in shark-infested waters. Spotters and underwater nets help provide some level of safety, but these new sonar-equipped intelligent buoys being developed could finally make it safe — or at least safer — to go back in the water.


Mystery Solved: This Is The Monster That Ate That Great White Shark

It wasn’t the Kraken. It wasn’t Godzilla. And it wasn’t even a rabid killer whale. The mysterious animal that had killed and eaten the 2.7m great white shark and had stumped scientists turned out to be a super predator feared by even apex predators like the great white shark. So what was it?


Aussie Scientists: A Mysterious Animal Ate An Entire Great White Shark

Scientists in Australia tagged a healthy 2.7m great white shark as part of program to track these animals. Four months later they found the tracking device washed up on a beach. Something – something really big — had eaten this apex predator. But what creature could dine on such ferocious prey?


This Shark Likes To Be Pet Like A Dog

Meet man’s best friend of the ocean, the shark. Wait, what? It sure seems like that in this video. Watch as this adorable (?) Caribbean reef shark waddles its way over to the scuba diver as if it’s asking her to pet it. And, when she’s done petting, the shark wants more!


This Is The Closest We've Ever Come To Recreating Shark Skin

Shark skin is famously sleek and dragless, the envy of swimsuit designers. Perhaps less famous is what shark skin’s oddly rough surface looks like up close: an eerie matrix of microscopic tooth-like scales. Now, scientists are 3D-printing artificial shark skin in hopes of unlocking its swimming secrets.


Diver Fends Off Great White Shark In Frightening Encounter

Video: Not what you want to see, even when you have a spear gun to hand — this diver was taking a dip off Florida earlier this month when he saw a great white shark materialise then disappear into the cloudy waters. Cue some tense moments as the shark circles, getting closer, until finally being fended off.


Great White Shark Chews And Nearly Sinks Inflatable Boat

Video: Looking at this video of a great white shark biting and nearly sinking an inflatable boat, it seems that looking for them in this type of vessels is not a smart idea. Fortunately, the South African film crew on board wasn’t hurt, but the boat was seriously damaged and was sinking as it limped back to port.


What Happens When You Throw Four Sharks Into A Giant School Of Fish

Four blacktip reef sharks swim amongst a school of bait fish off the coast of Argentina. The fish, naturally, do not seem happy to see said sharks. That is most certainly because the sharks are hungry…


Watch A Scuba Diver Instantly Put A Shark To Sleep With This Neat Trick

Video: You should probably never try this when you go scuba diving, but watch this scuba diver turned shark whisperer instantly immobilise a shark and put it to sleep with a touch of the nose. The diver uses a technique called tonic immobility, he basically holds the sweet spot on the shark’s nose to put it in a trance.


GoPro Captures Reef Diver Fighting Off A Very Angry Shark

File this one under “N” for “nooooooope“: a guy swimming in the Carribean armed with a spear and a GoPro found himself on the wrong end of a reef shark. Cue a traumatic ordeal where the diver attempts to swim away while defending himself from the shark, all captured in glorious 720p.