The problem with lying out there just thinking about stuff is just lying out there thinking about stuff. Because when you start thinking about stuff, you start thinking about stuff you shouldn't be thinking about.
While no one can ever guarantee your safety at the beach, the danger (perceived or not) points to some interesting things about the neuroscience of stress and anxiety.
On this Rational Pi Day, consider some of our irrational societal behaviors. Begin to take the first steps towards quelling those and taking more rational approaches to the issues that will impact us all.
I have been lucky enough to spend many years in the water studying and swimming with sharks to learn how to best protect them. There are a lot of misconceptions about sharks, but to help clear up a few myths up here are five things I've learned from swimming with these amazing and important animals.
the following destinations are some of the world's most spectacular places for a face-to-face, but cage-protected view of these truly fascinating fish.
I realize sharks can be dangerous; the North Carolina coast is proof. But watching a real live Great White preen for a camera left me disillusioned.
It hurts. Not by a Great White or a Bull shark, to be clear. That would hurt much more. And I wouldn't have my hand. I do, by the way.
Sharks and their sleeping habits are still very much a mystery, mainly because of the challenge of monitoring sharks for a 24-hour period, but scientists have identified certain behaviors.
I was about to enter a cage surrounded by sharks in the open ocean, and the only emotion I felt was excitement. I jumped off the side of the boat into the expanse of a deep blue Hawaiin ocean, adjusted my snorkel mask, and dove under the water.
As you head to the coast for summer vacation, the slim possibility of a shark attack might be in the back of your mind. Chances are you've got nothing to worry about, but just in case, you should probably know where most shark attacks happen in the U.S.
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.
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There is no doubt: We need significant action to secure ocean health and prosperity for the people that depend on it. Several recent developments make me confident that we can put oceans on a path to recovery.
In Palau, a country that depends critically on underwater tourism, studies showed that a dead shark is worth $108 -- but a single live shark is worth $1.9 million over the course of its lifetime.
An estimated 100 million sharks are being killed every year -- 70 million of them just for their fins alone. Tod Bensen, former Chairman of WildAid, talks about the global threat of overfishing our oceans and educating people about the brutal practice of shark finning.