shark-week

shark week

Saltwater SWAT team: Top 5 fascinating shark hunting techniques
May 19, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

I’ve been entranced by sharks since I was a little kid. From the first time I saw Jaws, I was hooked (pun intended). There are so many aspects of a shark’s physiology I admire, but my favorite point of fascination is probably the variety of hunting techniques they use to capture their prey. Though most […]

Shark Week: Of Fins and Fiction
August 17, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

At the risk of sounding obvious — it’s Shark Week, the Discovery Channel’s annual plug for the much maligned (but secretly awesome) top predators of the deep! Started in 1988, as a way for the station to capitalize on the lack of summer competition for programming while aiding conservation efforts for the infamously finned and fanged […]

Why all the Shark Week mania over megalodon? Why two other sharks blow it out of the water
August 9, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

With all the fuss over megalodon lately (including the Discovery Channel’s doubled-down non-apology), we decided to give some attention to a couple of grossly unappreciated other prehistoric sharks. Great whites are great and all, and megalodon is a marvelous monstrosity, but there are two other prehistoric shark species that really blow everything else out of […]

On the Discovery Channel’s megalodon bungle: In defense of cryptozoology and critical thinking
August 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

For us, as for many science lovers, it’s currently our favorite season. Some might even call it the most wonderful time of the year: Shark Week. The Discovery Channel’s annual full-channel takeover, devoted to all things predatory and sleek, is one of the single-most anticipated science events of the year. So we were a little […]



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