As the Discovery Channel and National Geographic Wild unleash a week of dueling shark programs, a biologist advises viewers to take what they see with a large grain of sea salt.
The world's oceans are home to innumerable life forms, from sponges to sea lions, and scientists have many creative ways of studying them.
Sharks can't sneeze like we do, but they can do other cool tricks -- like making their stomach stick out of their mouth to get rid of unwanted stuff.
Professional surfers have called for culling sharks to reduce the risk of attacks. A shark biologist explains why culling will not work and surfers should accept risk when they enter the water.
LIfeguards could potentially have a new ally in the fight to reduce shark incidents: drones that can spot when a shark swims nearby, and automatically alert authorities.
The first teeth may have evolved from combination of scales and tastebuds.
Shark nets are controversial, which is why the New South Wales government is investigating a host of other ways to keep humans and sharks apart – some more tried and tested than others.
Shark nets seem like they should reduce shark attacks. But as these events are so rare and variable anyway, proving it statistically is no mean feat.
How you tell one whale shark from another? Spots and stripes.
Poor management of the oceans, including the killing of crucial marine predators, could result in more greenhouse gasses.
New South Wales wants to extend its shark net program after a spate of attacks in the north of state.
Sharks were a major talking point at the CITES conference this year and their protection has been expanded to cover new species.
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has offered to extend the state's shark netting and drum lines into New South Wales.
A recent shark licence buy-up in Australia is a great opportunity for fishers and conservation organisations to work together to maintain healthy ecosystems and fisheries.
If you do see a shark this summer, don't panic – you just got lucky.
What are the oldest living animals on the planet?
Understanding the genetic origins of sharks' teeth could one day lead to new treatments for humans.
South Africa’s white shark population faced a rapid decline in the last generation. More concerning is that their numbers might already be too low to ensure their survival.
Independent tests show that a wearable electric deterrent called a Shark Shield does indeed seem to live up to its name.
The best way to guard against shark attacks is to study them, not kill them. Because while the alleged "shark boom" almost certainly not real, the more we know about sharks, the better.