great white shark

  • The Sharks, Ranked

    The Sharks, Ranked

    Sharks, glorious sharks. One of the trinity that makes up elasmobranchs, a group of cartilaginous fish that includes sharks, rays, and skates. Sharks get their fair—actually unfair—share of hate for negative portrayals in media, especially of great white sharks, but the animals are intelligent denizens of all the world’s oceans. For the sake of my…


  • The Massive, Ancient Megalodon Shark Was… Skinny?

    The Massive, Ancient Megalodon Shark Was… Skinny?

    O. megalodon, my megalodon. The gargantuan shark that prowled the Miocene seas has long captured the imagination because of its stupendous 60-foot length—three times the size of the largest great white sharks. But now, a team of researchers suggests that the extinct apex predator’s body shape was slightly different than expected. The enormous O. megalodon…


  • Extinct Megalodons Swam Slower to Eat More, New Research Suggests

    Extinct Megalodons Swam Slower to Eat More, New Research Suggests

    Sharks are often imagined as lethal predators with rows of razor-sharp teeth and capable of zipping through the water at high speeds. But it seems in the case of the famous prehistoric shark Otodus megalodon, only one of those premises holds true. In a study published in Historical Biology, a team of researchers describe very…