Sharkwater:Extinction – A Mission To Save Sharks

A few years back, Sharktrooth watched a film called Sharkwater. It was one man’s incredible journey beneath the surface of the finning industry into some deep and disturbing areas. This film was a documentary and the dangers faced by Rob Stewart were very real, which is why some of it is filmed from his hospital…

A World Without People

It is interesting to remeber that we need the world but the world doesn’t need us. Check out this video from Hefty.co and visit their website for more interesting things…

ScienceTrooth – An Interview With A Shark Scientist

In the first of what we hope will be a regular feature, we have given 10 questions to a real, live scientist with shark experience to discover what it is really like working with these animals. Sharktrooth is delighted that our first candidate is Mariah Pfleger, from Oceana. Oceana is a global organisation that is…

Why Sharks Don’t Go To The Dentist

Shark teeth are covered in fluoride which makes them cavity-resistant. A study published in the Journal of Structural Biology in 2012 discovered that the enamel on sharks teeth is actually made up of a chemical called fluoroapatite. Fluoroapatite is resistant to acid produced by bacteria so this means that shark’s teeth don’t decay. Also, most…

World Oceans Day

One of the reasons that certain people (Sharktrooth included) are so passionate about saving sharks and conserving the oceans is that we need the oceans more than the oceans need us. The oceans are amazing. Not only are they the life-support system for the planet, but if we don’t take proper care of them, they…

2016 The Year Of The Shark

There are lots of ways you can take action to make 2016 The Year Of The Shark. Let’s make a stand and start fighting for the sharks and our oceans this year, or next year may be too late… Visit our Friends page to see the different shark and marine conservation organisations you can get…

2015 NOAA Survey – With Added Heroes!

The longest running coastal shark research survey along the East Coast has completed its 2015 field work, capturing and tagging more than 2,800 sharks, the most in the NOAA survey’s 29-year history. The results are very good news for shark populations. Another memorable tale from the 2015 survey In addition to the record number of…

Sharks Vs Dinosaurs

Sharks have been swimming in the oceans for almost 450 million years now. During that time, sharks have evolved into the perfect predators. Life began on earth about 3.8 billion years ago. The very first fish appeared around 510 million years ago. The first sharks, as we know them, showed up around 450 million years…