Great white sharks, long considered the most bloodthirsty killers in the sea, are cream puffs compared with killer whales, fleeing like scaredy-cats whenever the black-and-white predators show up at their Farallon Islands feeding grounds, researchers have found.
A study, published April 16 in Nature Scientific Reports, took the first comprehensive look at the rarely seen, sometimes violent, encounters between … More
If you want to know whether you’ll need a bigger boat, this new shark map might be for you.
The largest international ocean conservation and advocacy organization, Oceana, has created a new interactive map with animated shark tracks and commercial fishing activity along the East Coast.
To celebrate Shark Week and increase awareness of the threats that sharks face … More
A firsthand report from Hawaii Eco Diver’s renowned APNEA and Surf Survival Training Course.
Quite a few years ago, while I was learning the ropes to surfing bigger waves out at solid Sunset Beach, one of those set waves that the old-timers always talk about marched in from the west and caught everyone with their pants down. (As in: It had us scratching for the horizon, even though we were already a half-mile offshore, and then subsequently had us bailing our boards and diving down to let the first – of about five waves – steamroll over us.)
Trying to remain as calm as I could when over 20 feet of water is … More