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Shark Week

Doubling Down on Shark Conservation as Jaws Turns 40

Caleb McClennen | Posted 07.05.2015 | Green
Caleb McClennen

This Shark Week 2015 -- and on the 40th anniversary of Jaws -- let us reflect upon our growing appreciation for (and willingness to protect) these vulnerable species. Let us then dramatically scale our commitment to reverse the decline of these magnificent species on a global scale.

Getting Smart About Reality Television

Diana Montero | Posted 07.02.2015 | Entertainment
Diana Montero

What really bothers me is that while you keep up with those Kardashians, the world is spinning and not waiting for anyone to become acquainted with the fact that the Amazon is in danger, or that indigenous peoples across the globe are being forced out of their native lands.

The World's Shark Population Is 'Decimated' Thanks To This Soup

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.02.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Eli Roth is a master of blood and gore when it comes to directing horror on the big screen, but his experience with sharks has been quite the opposite...

Sara Boboltz

Nature Documentaries Are Way More Fake Than You Thought

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment

Filming animals takes a long, boring time -- but some of the things producers have done to speed things up may surprise you.

YIKES! Photographer Gets Up Close And Personal With A Great White

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.11.2015 | Green

A terrifying photo of a great white shark, mouth open and just inches from a photographer's hands, isn't what it seems to be. "Basically it's a ve...

Discovery Channel Is Getting Rid Of Fake Shows

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.09.2015 | Entertainment

Looks like Discovery won't be finding new evidence on mermaids anytime soon. Despite its ratings success with shows like "Mermaids: The Body Found"...

VOTE: One Shark To Rule Them All

Posted 08.19.2014 | Green

Shark Week is officially over (well, at least for most of us) and it was a Sharknado-storm of mixed emotions. It brought us some definite bullsh*t, bu...

Thanks To Shark Sanctuaries, We Get To Enjoy And Explore Scenes Like These

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green

This amazing creature is a whale shark. Up to about 40-feet long, whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world -- and it turns out their economic va...

Quiz: What's your shark name?

Orbitz.com | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
Orbitz.com

Looking for a minimal commitment way to become one with the sharks? Find your shark name. You're 100% guaranteed to still have all your limbs after doing so.

The Best Someecards Of The Week

Posted 08.16.2014 | Comedy

What?! You haven't sent a Shark Week card yet? Don't you worry. We've got you covered. There may only be two days left of the greatest week of the...

What Is a Digital Ocean Country?

Samantha_Harris | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green
Samantha_Harris

Shark week got me thinking... Do you really care about the ocean? What's beyond the shoreline may never cross your mind. Could an ocean country change that?

Progress for Sharks

January Jones | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green
January Jones

As we celebrate our collective love of sharks, we should also take a moment to reflect on the many threats that sharks face. Sharks are in trouble -- and while we've made a lot of progress protecting them, we still need your help.

WATCH: Entire City Attacked By Giant Shark.. Murals

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green

By now, your social feed has undoubtedly been attacked by Shark Week. Thankfully, real life sharks -- bless them -- are not nearly as aggressive as Di...

In the New York Seascape and Elsewhere, Shark Week Turns Our Thoughts to Vital Marine Habitat

John F. Calvelli | Posted 10.14.2014 | New York
John F. Calvelli

People are not as quick to recognize the ecological importance of undersea habitats because they are not easily seen. But that does not make them any less crucial to threatened wildlife, or make them any less incredible.

Let's Treat Every Week Like Shark Week

Rep. Jared Huffman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Rep. Jared Huffman

We have many concerns regarding the TPP, including the weakening of environmental and labor standards. We have even greater concerns about the lack of transparency regarding the TPP discussions that are underway -- so much so, that we are relying on leaks to get any information.

Here's What You Never Knew About Shark Week

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.14.2014 | Entertainment

Shark Week is already cable's longest running program event, and now we know it's posting its highest ratings ever, but here are some things you may n...

15 Adorable 'Sharks' More Likely To Kill You Than A Megalodon

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.14.2014 | Green

We might actually have more to fear in these horrifying creatures than any mega-sized terror on a Shark Week special.

4 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Shark Week

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

In truth, once you look past how they're portrayed in Jaws or Sharknado, there are many lessons we can take from the way sharks live, survive and adapt that can be applied to our everyday lives to keep us physically and emotionally fit.

Acting Like Hammer Heads When It Comes to Sharks

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Sharks have roamed the oceans for more than 400 million years, surviving multiple mass extinctions through the long periods of pre-history. But they face their greatest threat ever today.

13 People Who Actually Live Shark Week, Every Week

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green

It's hard to deny that Discovery Channel's Shark Week is entertaining. But are its segments always accurate? That's a stretch. Last year, they gave...

Why 'Shark Week' Is Bullsh*t

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green

Look, we get it. Sharks are pretty effing cool; the Discovery Channel has been reminding us every year since 1988, just in case we ever forgot. Shark ...

Global Policy Needed to Keep Sharks in Our Oceans

Greg Stone | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Greg Stone

There is weak international governance of our oceans. The fragmented nature of ocean governance is a challenge that needs to be overcome in order to protect sharks on the global scale.

Literally Nothing Is Better Than This Shark Hat DIY

ModCloth | Posted 09.29.2014 | Entertainment
ModCloth

Everyone claims to love Shark Week, but what are we really doing to show -- to prove! -- our unbridled obsession?

Sharks Just Got A Lot More Dope

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.30.2014 | Comedy

Snoop Dogg is finally back to talk about more animizzles in another dope edition of "Plizzanet Earth." The Dogg already had an episode where he cov...

Enjoy the Show: Learn More After 'Sharknado 2'

Dr. Ellen Prager | Posted 09.26.2014 | Science
Dr. Ellen Prager

Hollywood blockbusters are not science documentaries nor do they pretend to be, they are pure entertainment that recognizes the interest and fascination people have with nature, natural disasters, and the Earth.