Shark Deterrent! How Close Is Too Close?

Earlier this month, some scientists published a paper on the effectiveness of electrical field deterrents on Great White Sharks: How Close is too Close? The Effect of a Non-Lethal Electric Shark Deterrent on White Shark Behaviour Ryan M. Kempster, Channing A. Egeberg , Nathan S. Hart, Laura Ryan, Lucille Chapuis, Caroline C. Kerr, Carl Schmidt,…

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…

SharkWeek Activity – Sex A Shark

This shark week – why not try identifying which sharks on screen are boys and girls? Male sharks have two finger-like parts underneath their body called ‘claspers’. Females instead have an opening called a ‘cloaca’. When you watch shark week do you see more males or females? The best time to see this is looking…

Surprise Shark In Norway

During Halibut fishing in Norway, Max de Vreeze had a bite but lost the fish after a short battle. The underwater camera did however catch the attacker on film, and to his huge surprise it was no Halibut that got hooked… The film revealed a shark, rarely caught in Norwegian waters. The Porbeagle (a smaller…

Shark V Lion

Sharktrooth is interested in how people perceive sharks and just how deserved their terrible reputation is. Is it really true that popular opinion is based on how ‘fluffy’ something is? If someone took a walk across sub-Saharan Africa and they saw a lion – would you expect them to demand all lions in the area…

Great White Rescue Attempt

Robin Schnaible – “We got to Whitecrest about an hour later and came upon a huge crowd of people working to save a 10-12′ Great White that had beached itself. The shark was still alive but had suffered some internal injuries. Several beachgoers were pouring buckets of water over him while others dug a holding…

North Carolina Shark Incidents

There is a great article on the Discovery website about this at the moment. You can read the full article here. Rather than join in the general mass media hysteria, Discovery have taken the trouble to get expert opinions on why there have been several incidents with people getting hurt recently. (Sharktrooth would like to…

The Scary Truth About Sharks

The scariest truth about sharks is that they are under threat from us and we could lose them from the oceans. Sharks are an ‘apex-predator’ meaning that they are at the top of their food chain and as such, have a vital role in the eco-system. Sharks kill around 10 people per year, whilst people…

Great White Shark Saved

Fishermen off South Africa accidentally catch a juvenile (young) Great White shark and land it on the beach. Realising their mistake, they battle to get the shark back into deeper water without anyone getting injured. Luckily, they manage to free the shark and it swims off to safety, but they could have been in trouble…

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…