There are few places left where you can predictably encounter tiger sharks without luring them in with bait, and to the surprise of many, Costa Rica's Cocos Island is now one of them.
A little more than one year ago, photographer Terry Goss dove into the choppy water off the coast of Rhode Island to swim with blue and mako sharks. What he found beneath the opaque surface of the ocean was clear evidence that the sharks he encountered there were suffering.
Since the release of Jaws in 1975, we've been wading into the water a bit more tentatively. But it is the sharks that need to worry. They've been around for almost half a billion years, but they could go extinct on the West Coast in the coming decades.
hile we cannot fix all of our ocean problems with the push of a button, technology can take us one step closer to engaging in marine life conservation on a deeper, more meaningful level.
I read a survey once that said one of the most common fears is being attacked by a shark. Well, been there, done that, and I survived. Even though everything afterward was worse than the actual attack, it was just another fear I had to face, and even embrace.
Sharks. For many that word brings up images of Jaws and a discordant note of fear. But not so for Sherman, the lovable, food-obsessed great white shark and star of the comic strip "Sherman's Lagoon" created by Duke alum Jim Toomey.
Great whites have survived for millions of years, surviving mass extinctions and rightfully earning their top spot as apex ocean predators. But unless we increase protections for them, they may not survive much longer.
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A group of shark attack survivors have joined together in what many would think of as an unlikely and ironic mission -- to conserve and restore the world's dwindling shark population.
I've seen sharks on many dives. I've dived with Great whites, and also with Tiger sharks, Reef sharks, Lemon sharks, Nurse sharks, and more. I've never been bitten by a shark. Here are some tips for avoiding a shark bite.
I am hard pressed to meet a colleague that has not been affected by this film. In addition, the public fascination with sharks spurred by Jaws helped lead to a dramatic uptick in shark research that has shaped how we understand the ocean today.
Thanks in large part to its conservation efforts, Palau is now one of the best places on the planet to get up close and personal with sharks underwater, as my wife and I, both certified divers, discovered on a recent visit. Surprisingly, seeing sharks up close is simple -- and not nearly as terrifying as you might think.
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What surprised me was that following the initial excitement of seeing the sharks up close, my mood turned quite quickly to being calm and peaceful.
We all know sharks live in the ocean, but we don't expect to see one. And yet an image in our minds causes us to fear that a shark might be checking us out. Sometimes that feeling is true. Or was it only seaweed?