sharks and rays

sharks and rays
Grey shark

Good news for Indonesia's shark sanctuary: sharks and other fish are more abundant within zones with fishing restrictions according to a new study. Bad...
Photo by Enric Sala/National Geographic A group of hammerhead sharks swims over the sandy seafloor populated with garden eels at Darwin Island. These sharks are known for their ability to make sudden and sharp turns as the unique wide-set placement of their eyes allows them a vertical 360-degree view, which is ideal for stalking their prey.

More sharks live around the Galapagos Darwin and Wolf Islands than anywhere else on the planet
Bull Shark, Carcharhinus leucas

A single litter of bull shark pups can have two fathers, say French researchers. The scientists tested the embryos from four bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas)...
At 9 foot long, not including the tail, tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) Harry Lindo is not exactly on the small side. In just over 3 years Harry swam over 44,000 kilometres – that’s more than the circumference of the Earth (just over 40,000 kilometres). Harry’s track is the longest recorded for a tiger shark, and probably the longest ever published for any shark species.

At 9 foot long, not including the tail, tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) Harry Lindo is not exactly on the small side.  It’s not Harry’s size...

I am often told how adventurous, crazy or "brave" I am, and that I take big risks. I don't take crazy risks, but I...
Basking shark Bali

A recent stranding of a basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) in north-western Bali is the first confirmed record of this large, filter-feeding shark species in Indonesian...
Great white shark

The 1974 film "Jaws" immortalized the Great White but also did more damage to the image of the Great White Shark than they could...
Tiger Shark

The loss of sharks could contribute to the destruction of one of the planet’s most under-appreciated sources of carbon storage — seagrasses, according to...
Hammerhead sharks

Good news at last for sharks: prices and sales of shark fin are falling in China by 50-70% according to a report by WildAid.
Endangered Sawfish Strategy Launched

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has released a global strategy to prevent extinction and promote recovery of sawfishes. The strategy by...