PALMYRA ATOLL (HAWAII)- It is not the first subject that comes to mind when you think of sharks. But yes, the apex predators also defecate. And guess what, this turns out to be very healthy for coral reefs. A recent paper published last month in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, shows howContinue Reading

Like finding a needle in a haystack. This summer a team of scientists discovered a new species of shark measuring less than a foot long and weighing under 2 pounds full-grown. This miniature, “glow-in-the-dark” shark is a member of the Lanternshark family (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae), which was serendipitously found 1,000 feetContinue Reading

HAWAII (USA)-  25-year old surfer Jeff Horton was surfing near Kilauea, Hawaii, when a tiger shark attacked. It grabbed his legs, jerking them. Horton pulled his left leg out of the water and got on the surfboard, but was knocked off when the shark began to chomp on the board. HeContinue Reading

HONOLULU (HAWAII)- Traditionally they say in Hawaii that in the fall it is more dangerous to swim in the ocean. Chances are bigger of getting bitten by a shark. A recent study shows that there could be something behind this folk wisdom. In the fall, an increased number of tigerContinue Reading