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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.

World's Largest Sea Creatures Not Quite As Big As We Thought

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.19.2015 | Science

The biggest creatures in the sea are big, but surprising new research shows they're not quite as big as we thought. Maybe that's not surprising, si...

Group Of Tourists Flash Mob A Curious Whale Shark

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

On Jan. 2, off Hawaii island's Kona coast, a group of excited snorkelers came across a mild-mannered and curious whale shark. The resulting scene can ...

Whale Sharks: Swimming With the World's Largest Fish in Mexico and Cebu

George Rajna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
George Rajna

At least five mammoth whale sharks surrounded us in the water. We were unable to maintain the recommended four-meter distance because if we moved away from one creature, we would close in on another.

How Tourist Snapshots Help Scientists

Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel

A new study conducted at Imperial College London used a collection of tourist snapshots to identify migratory sharks in the Maldives using the fingerp...

Maggie Q, Shark Hugger

Sierra | Posted 01.20.2013 | Celebrity
Sierra

In the high-action TV show Nikita, Maggie Q plays the title character, a coolheaded rogue assassin being hunted by secret agents. In real life, though, she wouldn't harm a fly -- or any other living thing.

WATCH: Divers Free Whale Sharks From Nets

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green

It might not be as sentimental as "Free Willy," but this footage is still pretty amazing. According to the Guardian, while performing radio-freque...

PHOTOS: Swimming With Sharks In Cocos Island

Sandra Larriva | Posted 09.17.2012 | Travel
Sandra Larriva

Jacques Cousteau, who visited Cocos numerous times, proclaimed it "the most beautiful island in the world." Visit it if you dare, knowing that you will never see the ocean the same way again.

WATCH: School-Bus-Size Whale Shark's Death A Mystery

Posted 02.09.2012 | Green

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Video of a dead whale shark being pulled from the sea off of Pakistan raises more questions about ...

PHOTOS: Massive Whale Shark Reeled Into Harbor

Posted 02.09.2012 | Green

A 40-foot whale shark was brought into harbor in Karachi, Pakistan on Tuesday, Feb. 7. after reportedly being found unconscious in the Arabian Sea abo...

Finding Serendipity: How to Make Your Travels More Exciting

Matt Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Matt Gibson

Without reservations, my girlfriend and I slept on the beach outside the Leyte resort until 7am. That afternoon we swam in a shimmering aqua-green inlet beside a whale shark the size of a Cadillac.

Basking Shark VIDEO: Huge Shark Washes Up On Long Island Shore

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

An enormous basking shark washed up on the shores of Long Island, New York today, causing quite a stir at Gilgo State Park, which is only a few miles ...