"I wanted to pay my respects."
The overfishing of sharks, partly driven by the beauty industry, isn't just endangering shark species–it's also worsening the climate crisis.
A toxic algae bloom called “red tide” decimates coastal Florida yearly, killing all types of fish and forcing sharks out of their natural habitat.
"They made it through the asteroid impacts, they've made it through global warming, global cooling, and all sorts of things. And yet this event that we didn't know about wiped out 90 percent of them."
Scientists conducted the largest effort to artificially inseminate sharks, an experiment that produced the first shark hatchlings ever fertilized by cold-stored semen.
"It's not a fair trade, a leg for a tooth."
Turtles, seals, sharks, whales, and penguins all swim in unexplained circles that may signal an intuitive connection to the Earth's geomagnetic field.
Researchers discovered three glowing shark species off the coast of New Zealand, including the largest known bioluminescent vertebrate.
The Indonesian fisherman who found it claims he's being thronged by those wanting to see it and even buy it off him.
The site, where young prehistoric megasharks ate their fill to grow large, is the first ancient shark nursery in the U.S. to be confirmed with fossils.
The country hasn't seen so many deaths since 1934.
A number of potential coronavirus vaccines are using something called squalene, from shark liver. Experts estimate that about 3,000 sharks have to die to extract a single tonne of the stuff.