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SHARKS: This site is dedicated to educating visitors about sharks! I hope to dispel the myths and highlight the truths about these wonderful and intriguing animals that swim our oceans!
FRIENDS: This site focuses on sharks, but we also share information about other sea animals too. Be sure to check out all our great page links.
NAVIGATION: Just click on the drop-down menus above. Each page is listed under its appropriate topic.
UPDATES: We've set up the Sharkopedia so it will be easier to navigate by listing sharks within the "order" that each species is part of. Our latest addition to the Sharkopedia is the Broadnose Sevengill Shark page under "Cow and Frilled Sharks" and the Sawback Angel Shark page under "Angel Sharks".

  • Cuba blocks marine scientists
    More than most scientists, though, marine biologists see access to Cuba as the difference between success and failure in their field. Now, they're being left further behind as researchers from other states and from private institutions in Florida scramble to take advantage of new signs that Cuba relations are improving.
  • How the Famous Marshmallow Study Explains Environmental Conservation
    A marine biologist discovers the importance of behavioral economics
  • Open Day at Victoria's Coastal Ecology Lab
    Wellingtonians have an opportunity to catch a rare glimpse into the life of a marine biologist when Victoria University's Coastal Ecology Laboratory holds its annual open day this Saturday. Between 10am and 3pm, visitors will be able to see marine creatures up close, learn about the interesting biology of the marine animals and plants on display, and talk to marine scientists about their ...
  • Cornell senior receives new Shoals Lab award
    Vanessa Constant '14, who began taking classes at Shoals Marine Lab in high school, is the inaugural recipient of a new annual award granted by the marine science teaching and research facility six miles off the coast of Portsmouth, N.H.
  • Sponges Likely Paved the Way For All Life on Earth
    Sponges led to more oxygen in oceans, setting the stage for complex forms of life that included our distant ancestors, according to a new study. Continue reading →
  • Urgent need to study the impacts of biomass burning and haze on marine ecosystems
    The unprecedented high levels of transboundary haze in Southeast Asia last year prompted Dr. Zeehan Jaafar, a lecturer at the Department of Biological Sciences at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Science, and Dr. Tse-Lynn Loh, a postdoctoral research associate at the Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research, John G. Shedd Aquarium, to critically evaluate the ...
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