Category Archives: Sharks

10 Amazing Facts About Great White Sharks

1. Great white sharks are the largest predatory fish in the oceans. 2. The great white shark’s scientific name Carcharodon carcharias means ragged tooth. 3. The largest great white sharks recorded were over 20 feet long (6.1 m) and weighed … Continue reading

Posted in 10 facts, Elasmobranchs, Sharks | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Children’s Book Review: If Sharks Disappeared by Lily Williams

If Sharks Disappeared, is written and illustrated by Lily Williams, and published by Roaring Brook Press. It is a much needed book about sharks. There are numerous children’s books about sharks, but not many show sharks in a positive light. … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Elasmobranchs, Sharks | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Hammerhead Sharks at Cocos Island

Ah, it feels great to swim around in a school of Hammerhead Sharks. My name is Sam. Here at Cocos Island, off of the shore of Costa Rica, I can roam free with hundreds of other hammerhead sharks. I used … Continue reading

Posted in Elasmobranchs, Sharks | Tagged | Leave a comment

A Great White Shark’s view of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

Hi, my name is Boo. I’m the star of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. At least my species is. I’m a great white shark. My name is Boo because I like to sneak up on my prey. The name … Continue reading

Posted in Elasmobranchs, Sharks | Tagged | 1 Comment

The 3 Most Pressing Ocean Issues for World Oceans Day

This World Oceans Day I would like to reflect on the state of the oceans. There are 3 major issues facing the oceans. They are (in no particular order): 1. Overfishing 2. Climate Change 3. Pollution 1.Overfishing *It is estimated … Continue reading

Posted in Elasmobranchs, People and the Ocean, Sea Turtles, Sharks | Leave a comment