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,…

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…

Hammerhead Rescue!

Two brothers on Florida’s Gulf Coast rescue a 10ft Hammerhead Shark with their bare hands. They noticed that the animal was injured and had several large fishing hooks in its mouth and steel fishing line tangled around its head: Posting alongside his uploaded video on YouTube, one of the brothers wrote: “Me and my brother…

Wild Aid Shark Fin Soup Video

WildAid PSA – Yao Ming: Shark Fin Soup Please take 30 seconds to view this video about shark finning created by Wild Aid and also visit their site. Yao Ming is a retired Chinese professional basketball player who played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. When the buying stops – the killing…

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…

You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat!

Some scientists have a reputation for being laboratory nerds – but as this video shows – some of them have to be fearless explorers when it comes to getting close to some of the planet’s most dangerous animals. People like Jeff Kurr and Andy Casagrande prove that when it comes to studying a formidable creature…

Alaskan Killer Shark – Nature Documentary

One of the most interesting shark documentaries Sharktrooth has seen in a long time. This is a documentary about the Salmon Shark – a very close relative to the Great White, who specialises in colder waters of the Northern Pacific Ocean.