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Apex Predators Sustain Seagrasses

Throughout the world, scientists discovered: “Sharks function like wolves do in Yellowstone Park, protecting large areas of seagrass from being overgrazed.” [...]

October 3, 2018 RECENT, Slide

It’s Shark Week: TV’s tarnished “Discovery”

The casualties of Discovery’s Shark Week misinformation coverage is damaging to the future of sharks and the scientists who study them. [...]

July 27, 2018 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

It’s Shark Week. Let’s start with some facts

There's so much factual, fascinating information out there about sharks that there's no need to sensationalize in order to interest people. [...]

July 26, 2018 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Catch Limits – Doing the right thing

Healthy forage fish populations lead to a greater abundance of everything, which results in full hotels, packed restaurants, and busy tackle shops. [...]

July 31, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Why are shark flies orange or orange?

Shark fishing, catch and release, has been popular in South Florida for decades. Spinner sharks along the Atlantic coast of South Florida are winter regulars [...]

May 18, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Sharks kill only 12 people per year, so let’s slaughter them?

The thoughtless slaughter of sharks by the Japanese and Chinese for the false belief that there is some mystical power vested in a shark's fin is ludicrous [...]

January 31, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Shark Week: Aahhhhh! Five scary shark myths busted

Popular culture, the source of more myths than any cable TV network could dream up, has given us shark BS, and beliefs such as suckers compete with native fish [...]

June 29, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Shark Week, Slide

Of Interest: Overfishing of large predators has dire consequences

When there is an absence of predators that allows tiny fish to thrive, it also leaves them vulnerable to disease and boom-and-bust cycles... [...]

November 23, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide

News: A new perspective challenges old conservation beliefs

When the wolves were driven away, the elk population exploded. With too many elk around, the plant communities suffered. The altered plant communities changed riparian ecosystems [...]

September 10, 2015 News, RECENT, Slide

Of Interest: The feared sharks keep our oceans tidy

The increase in attacks is driven in large part by the simple fact that the population has grown and more people are going into the water each year. [...]

August 19, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide