While Some Sharks Flee, Tiger Sharks Brave Stormy Seas
While Some Sharks Flee, Tiger Sharks Brave Stormy Seas
For the first time, scientists tracked large shark movements during hurricanes and found that tiger sharks may find the turmoil opportunistic for feeding.
While Some Sharks Flee, Tiger Sharks Brave Stormy Seas
While Some Sharks Flee, Tiger Sharks Brave Stormy Seas

For the first time, scientists tracked large shark movements during hurricanes and found that tiger sharks may find the turmoil opportunistic for feeding.

For the first time, scientists tracked large shark movements during hurricanes and found that tiger sharks may find the turmoil opportunistic for feeding.

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Climate Change Could Drive Sharks to Fishing Grounds: Study
Climate Change Could Drive Sharks to Fishing Grounds: Study
Asher Jones | Jan 28, 2021
Blue sharks don't dive as deeply in low-oxygen waters—which become more prevalent as oceans warm—effectively pushing them into areas of high fishing pressure.
Isotopic Bomb Traces Are a Boon to Biological Dating
Isotopic Bomb Traces Are a Boon to Biological Dating
Shawna Williams | Feb 21, 2020
The decades-old signature of nuclear testing can reveal the ages of organisms, or even individual cells.
Image of the Day: Fluorescent Sharks
Image of the Day: Fluorescent Sharks
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 13, 2019
A newfound family of metabolites emits green light in response to the blue light of the deep ocean, causing certain sharks to glow.
Image of the Day: Shark Fitbits
Image of the Day: Shark Fitbits
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 28, 2019
To track the behavior of blacktip sharks, researchers are equipping them with radios and satellite sensors.
Newly Discovered Ancient Shark Found Alongside Bones of <em>T. rex</em>
Newly Discovered Ancient Shark Found Alongside Bones of T. rex
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 22, 2019
Galagadon’s tiny teeth look like the spaceships in its namesake video game from the early 1980s.
Image of the Day: It&rsquo;s a Shark!
Image of the Day: It’s a Shark!
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 8, 2019
A newly developed underwater ultrasound reveals a fetal shark swimming between the two uteri of its mother.
Opinion: How We Found a New Way to Detect “Hidden Sharks”
Opinion: How We Found a New Way to Detect “Hidden Sharks”
Judith Bakker, Stefano Mariani | May 7, 2018
Given the speed and efficiency of environmental (eDNA) sampling, a much larger portion of the sea can be screened, in a shorter time, for patterns of diversity.
Image of the Day: Skate Youngsters 
Image of the Day: Skate Youngsters 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 28, 2017
Scientists study the development of scales in skate embryos. 
Image of the Day: Gut Sweet Home
Image of the Day: Gut Sweet Home
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 22, 2017
Researchers describe more than 200 species of tapeworm from a decade-long collection of tapeworms from the digestive systems of animals around the world. 
Opinion: Banning Shark Fin Sales in the U.S. Will Backfire
Opinion: Banning Shark Fin Sales in the U.S. Will Backfire
Robert Hueter | Sep 27, 2017
A proposal to do so would cause waste, promote less sustainable fisheries, and penalize US fishers who follow best practices.
Labs in Texas Batten Down the Hatches
Labs in Texas Batten Down the Hatches
Shawna Williams, Bob Grant | Aug 25, 2017
As Hurricane Harvey approaches land, researchers wait to see if their preparations will protect their experiments.
Sharks May Have Evolved from Acanthodians
Sharks May Have Evolved from Acanthodians
Joshua A. Krisch | Mar 14, 2017
Analysis of an ancient shark fossil provides the strongest evidence to date that modern sharks derive from a class of 400 million–year-old bony fish.
How Skates, Sharks Use Electricity to Sense Prey
How Skates, Sharks Use Electricity to Sense Prey
Joshua A. Krisch | Mar 7, 2017
Researchers have known for decades that certain fish make use of specialized electrosensory cells, but the precise mechanism of these cells was a mystery until now. 
Report: Swellshark Capable of Asexual Reproduction
Report: Swellshark Capable of Asexual Reproduction
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 27, 2016
Scientists use 12 microsatellites to watch as one captive female swellshark produces five pups without fertilization from a male.
Prominent Marine Biologist Dies
Prominent Marine Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | Feb 27, 2015
Eugenie Clark, known to many as “Shark Lady,” has passed away at age 92.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2015
February 2015's selection of notable quotes
“Shark Week” Veers Into Fiction . . . Again
“Shark Week” Veers Into Fiction . . . Again
Bob Grant | Aug 13, 2014
Researchers claim they were duped into participating in mockumentaries that aired during the Discovery Channel’s weeklong celebration of all things shark.
Jaws, Reconsidered
Jaws, Reconsidered
Mary Bates | Mar 1, 2014
Biologist Jelle Atema is putting the sensory capabilities of sharks to the test—and finding that the truth is more fascinating than fiction.
Feeding Frenzy
Feeding Frenzy
Mary Bates | Feb 28, 2014
Take a peek into the shark tank where Boston University biologist Jelle Atema is testing how well the fish actually smell.