Absurd headlines about sharks, adjusted for accuracy

BloggingJune 11, 2014 • < 1 min read

The mainstream media doesn’t always have the greatest reputation for accuracy when it comes to reporting stories about sharks. Inspired by this brilliant campaign, I decided to “adjust” the headlines of some particularly absurd recent news stories about sharks. This story about a shark that may have been eaten by another shark.   

Announcing a F1000 research collection on shark biology and conservation

Blogging, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharks • 1~2 min read

An announcement from Cesar Berrios-Otero, Outreach Director at Faculty of 1000: Shark Week is fast approaching and with it the potential for misinformation (re Megalodon special 2013) as well as an excellent opportunity for public education and outreach. Furthermore, with 25% of all sharks and their relatives in danger of extinction due to over fishing, […]

Florida fisherman catches an 18 foot goblin shark, the second ever caught in the Gulf of Mexico

Blogging, deep sea, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksMay 2, 2014 • 3~4 min read

Last week, commercial fisherman Carl Moore was fishing for royal red shrimp off the coast of Key West Florida.  When he pulled up a net from more than 2,000 feet, Moore had caught something other than just shrimp. In his net was an unusual looking enormous fish—a goblin shark more than 18 feet long. As […]

How much shark fin soup could you make from an adult megalodon?

BloggingApril 26, 2014 • 1~2 min read

Carcharocles megalodon, commonly known as the megalodon, was likely the largest shark that ever lived. I say “was”, because despite claims by certain Discovery Channel “documentaries”, there is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that the megalodon is extinct and has been for millions of years. It isn’t surprising, though, that the largest shark that ever lived has […]

It’s illegal for anglers to land hammerheads in Florida. It’s time that media coverage pointed that out.

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksApril 24, 2014 • 2~3 min read

On January 1st, 2012, new Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission regulations came into effect, making it illegal for fishermen to land great, smooth, or scalloped hammerhead sharks in Florida waters. The legal term “land” is clearly defined in the Florida Code: “Land,” when used in connection with the harvest of marine organisms, means the physical […]

Help the producers of SharkNado 2 support our shark conservation research!

UncategorizedApril 9, 2014 • 2~3 min read

Last fall, I received an e-mail from a representative of one of my favorite companies: the Asylum, the film studio that brought you such cinematic masterpieces as “MegaShark vs. Giant Octopus,” “MegaShark vs. Crocosaurus,” and, of course, “SharkNado.” Following the spectacular success of SharkNado, they were interested in supporting shark science and conservation. After months […]

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