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Sharks are apex predators and regulate the populations of marine life. Their absence poses significant risks for the health of entire ocean ecosystems. (Photo: Andy Murch/SeaPics.com)

Shocking Shark Fin Soup Study Airs on Shark Week

8/10/2012 // By Marine Jaouen

While the Discovery Channel’s annual predator-extravaganza Shark Week decreases misconceptions of these demonized predators, the sensationalism and morbid fascination with shark attacks has often created the wrong kind of awareness. Now celebrating its 25th year, Shark Week is changing its […] Read more >

Hawaiian Monk Seal photo by: U. S. Fish and WIldlife Service

June Ocean Wildlife Roundup: Shark Chomps Giant Squid, Seals on Camera, Cuttlefish in Trouble

6/27/2012 // By Max Greenberg

We spend lots of time on Wildlife Promise talking to you about amazing animals in the U.S. and elsewhere. But in my opinion, we don’t use nearly enough digital ink on marine life. I hope we can remedy that in […] Read more >

Coastline in Kauai (Photo: Marine Jaouen)

3 Easy Ways to Celebrate World Oceans Day

6/8/2012 // By Marine Jaouen

I was born in the Caribbean and grew up on the French side of St. Martin, surrounded by colorful fabrics, vibrant music, and delicious tropical foods. I was obsessed with the ocean at a very young age and fascinated by […] Read more >

Wildlife Week: Is There Still Hope for Sharks?

3/21/2012 // By NWF

Andy Dehart is the Director of Fishes and Aquatic Invertebrates at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. An advisor to the Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week, Dehart has been studying and working with sharks for more than 20 years. NWF is […] Read more >

Australian black tip shark (Flickr's Paul Benjamin)

New Hybrid Shark a Sign of Climate Change Adaptation?

1/3/2012 // By Miles Grant

Are sharks smarter than some of our elected officials? While Congress may be ignoring climate change, there’s startling new evidencethat sharks are adapting to warming ocean waters: Scientists said on Tuesday that they had discovered the world’s first hybrid sharks […] Read more >

Scared of Sharks? 5 Reasons Why You Should be Amazed by Them

10/27/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

As the feared hunters of the ocean, sharks have long been persecuted and misunderstood. However, when I was a kid, I never saw them as vicious creatures. I was always fascinated and constantly reading up on my shark facts (just […] Read more >

This is cute, but admit it--it's also really weird-looking. (flickr | Jim Bahn)

Top 5 Real Sea Serpents. Sort of.

8/5/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Shark Week? Not bad, not bad. I myself am a lifelong fan of the ecologically vital and ridiculously cool cartilaginous fish that terrorized Amity Island and Crocosaurus alike. I give sharks a 10. But for a truly unique maritime experience, […] Read more >

Ways You and the Kids Can Celebrate Shark Week

7/29/2011 // By Danielle Brigida

With Shark Week starting on July 31st this year, we wanted to take a few moments to honor these amazing creatures that play vital roles within their ecosystem. You may fear them, but we need to be a lot more […] Read more >

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The Amazing Lives of Leaping Wildlife

3/16/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Staying with the 2011 National Wildlife Week theme of “wildlife that move us,” we are looking today at wildlife that engage in jumping, leaping and hopping or otherwise use bursts of energy to propel themselves into the air.  Of the many ways that […] Read more >

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Experts Fear Displacement of Sharks May Send Shockwaves Through the Gulf

2/4/2011 // By Jon Brett

The Gulf oil disaster wreaked havoc on a vast array of species that inhabit the region’s rich waters and coastal ecosystems. While there has been a great deal of focus on birds, turtles, marine mammals and seafood, the already threatened shark populations […] Read more >

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