Shark Attacks May Be Explained by Case of ‘Wrong Identity’

Baby white sharks learn to hunt instantly. Although the monthly fry feast on fish and other small fry, the larger fry are finally large enough to handle seals and other succulents. Spotting a whale seal among the waves may seem easy. But young white sharks have less vision than stars and are likely colorblind, making […]

Take a 3D Journey Through the Intestines of a Shark

A shark’s interior is filled with curiosity, starting with rows of hard-working teeth that can be replaced throughout its life. But further down the digestive tract—in fact, just before the shark is finished—is another strange structure: the spiral gut, an intricate ladder made of shark flesh. Scientists have speculated that sharks have very complexly shaped […]

Scientists, Don’t Call Them ‘Shark Attacks’

But bites are extremely rareHe said — globally, there are about 70 to 80 causeless bites and about five deaths a year — and sharks often flee after physical contact with a person. “The shark attack is a story of intent,” said Christopher Pepin-Neff, a public policy lecturer at the University of Sydney. studied human […]