Megalodons are the biggest predatory sharks ever discovered.
New fossil detective work sheds light on the life of megalodon, the biggest predatory shark ever discovered.
You're more likely to drown at a beach than be killed by a shark. But there are things people can do to reduce the already low risk even further.
Even within a species, animals will suffer climate change differently. For sharks, it pays to live in warmer waters.
Recent shark-related deaths fuel the debate around the best way to keep people safe in the water, without hurting marine wildlife.
Using new technology to answer questions about shark reproduction.
Researchers are using a newly developed satellite tag to study previously unknown aspects of tiger shark reproduction. This approach could be used on other difficult-to-study shark species.
A blue shark in the Channel Islands off California.
You won't see a blue shark near the beach, but thanks to 50 years of tagging data, scientists are learning about their wide-ranging lives at sea.
One of the newly discovered sixgilled sawshark species (
Scientists thought there was only one sixgill sawshark species – until now.
CT scan of a catshark hatchling head. Note the ridged scales.
Rory Cooper, Kyle Martin & Amin Garbout/Natural History Museum London
Shark skin is composed of millions of tiny scales, which have a similar chemical composition to human teeth.
New research says there is no reliable evidence that shark nets protect swimmers.
Weeks out from summer, new research says there is no evidence shark nets keep us safe from sharks.
A camera catches a huge Greenland shark in eastern Baffin Bay, near Disko Bay, Greenland.
The eastern Arctic and sub-Arctic marine areas of Canada are changing rapidly under climate change.
Whale sharks at Oslob are now part of a new ecotourism industry.
Former fishermen in the Philippines are lifting their families out of poverty through whale shark tourism.
It’s OK, I’m a filter feeder: Whale shark off Indonesia.
Media coverage of sharks often exaggerates risks to people, but more than 500 shark species have never been known to attack humans, and there's lots to learn about them.
Though they’re protected worldwide, great white sharks encounter longline fishing vessels in half of their range.
Even the remote open ocean offers no escape from industrial fishing for sharks.
A pair of blacktip reef shark neonates (Carcharhinus melanopterus) gently cruise among the roots in the mangrove forest of Surin Archipelago during high tide in Mu Koh Surin national park, Thailand.
Far more megafauna species use coastal wetlands than we thought. And it affects the way we need to address the extinction crisis.
Of more than 500 species of sharks in the world’s oceans, scientists have only sequenced a handful of genomes – most recently, white sharks.
Why do scientists spend so much time and money mapping the DNA of species like white sharks? Single studies may offer insights, but the real payoff comes in comparing many species to each other.
Morne Hardenberg/Shark Explorers
The False Bay ocean food chain in Cape Town began to change significantly in 2015 with the appearance of shark-eating killer whales.
Blacktip reef sharks are one of the most common species on the Great Barrier Reef.
Banning fishing in no-take marine reserves on the Great Barrier Reef does not protect sharks as well as received wisdom would tell you.
Scalloped hammerhead entangled in a Queensland shark control net at Magnetic Island, Townsville.
Courtesy of Nicole McLachlan
Some media have reported shark numbers at 'plague proportions' in Australian waters. But a new analysis suggests the opposite: species such as hammerheads and white sharks have plummeted in number.
Many of Australia’s beaches are now being monitored for shark safety by drones.
Drones are now being used to warn beachgoers about sharks – with groundbreaking accuracy.
Warning sign at a Cape Cod beach.
The return of white sharks to Cape Cod, Massachusetts was a tourism success story – until a shark killed a swimmer. Can the Cape's residents and visitors learn to share the ocean with these apex predators?