iOS app Android app

Endangered Sharks

Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks Are Officially Endangered

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 07.03.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Marine Fisheries Service on Thursday classified as endangered and threated four distinct populations of a shark species...

'Shark Girl' Fighting To Save The Ocean's Top Predator

Mother Nature Network | Gerri Miller | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. In the hierarchy of the ocean, sharks are the apex predator, not the prey. But the fearsom...

Company Challenges Surfers To Get Back In Shark-Infested Waters

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green

When two enormous tiger sharks were trailing Meredith Novack on her record-breaking swim from Lanai to Maui last month, she claimed the only thing tha...

100 Million Sharks Killed Every Year

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.06.2013 | Green

Thanks in part to the horrible deaths played out in classic shark attack movies like "Jaws" and "Deep Blue Sea," the shark has been pegged as a notori...

Endangered Status Proposed For Threatened Species

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2013 | Green

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The California Fish and Game Commission voted on Wednesday to recommend protection o...

Shark Week! 5 Ways To Help Save Our Finned Friends

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.13.2012 | Impact

Though Shark Week has become somewhat sensationalized -- replete with drinking games and hashtags such as #Chompdown -- the Discovery Channel's annual...

Shark's 'Twin' Raises Eyebrows

Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

By OurAmazingPlanet Staff: Scientists recently confirmed that endangered scalloped hammerhead sharks have a fishy twin -- a newfound species, still...

Coastal Countries Step Up for Sharks

Matt Rand | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green
Matt Rand

Since the 90s, growing demand for shark products, specifically fins, has coincided with serious population declines for a number of shark species throughout the world.

Bo Derek Joins The Fight Against Shark Fin Soup

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 10.15.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Actress Bo Derek won't be ordering shark-fin soup anytime soon. She joined lawmakers at the California state Capitol on Mo...

WATCH: Sir Richard Branson Swims With 300 Sharks

Posted 10.09.2011 | Green

While swimming with the dolphins is enough to appease many travelers, Sir Richard Branson is a bit more adventurous than most. Instead, it took swimmi...

FLASHBACK: The Kids In The Hall Sing 'Skoora The Gentle Shark'

Posted 10.02.2011 | Comedy

Shark Week always inspires a lot of excitement as well as a lot of discussion. In popular culture, sharks are often portrayed as bloody-thirsty beasts...

This Week, Don't Just Watch Sharks, Save Them

January Jones | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
January Jones

If even just a fraction of all Shark Week viewers took action to protect sharks, it would equal millions of people speaking up for the ocean's top predators. We shouldn't be scared of sharks, we should be scared for them.

Shark-Catching Nations Fail To Protect Threatened Species

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ROME — Two environmental groups on Thursday accused the 20 countries that catch the most sharks of failing to fulfill promises made to the U.N. ...

Waste not: From shark fins to the whole hog

Mindy Pennybacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Mindy Pennybacker

For our health and the planet's, we should eat more vegetables and less red meat. But as it turns out, swine are responsible, on average, for only about 1/5 the CO2 emissions of beef.