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Check out Shark Attack Experiment Live, Friday on National Geographic Wild

marine science, Natural Science, Popular Culture, Science, sharksNovember 23, 2011

This Friday, tune in to National Geographic Wild for a day of sharks! Starting at noon, they will air a series of shark documentaries culminating at 9 p.m. with “Shark Attack Experiment: Live“. This show, aired live from the shark hotspot of South Africa, aims to test some common myths about shark attacks and to “to […]

The Global Extinction Crisis – species area relationships, habitat loss, and population dynamics

Conservation, ecology, Natural Science, ScienceMay 23, 2011

We are in the midst of a global extinction crisis. Biodiversity is in decline as species after species disappear. Some estimates predict that up to 50% of species will be committed to extinction by 2050. Other estimates claim the current rate of extinction may be 10,000 times the background rate. Many ecologists and conservationists have declared the current […]

Expedition Week premieres tonight, Shark Men next Sunday

Popular CultureApril 3, 2011

Expedition Week 2011 starts tonight on the National Geographic Channel. This year, there are 13 premieres on seven straight nights, and they promise “extreme treks, new discoveries, and bold investigations” featuring topics as diverse as conservation, exotic human cultures, archaeology, geology, and maritime history. In other words, there’s plenty for science geeks like us to […]

Great Migrations of the Ocean

biology, ecology, marine science, Natural Science, Popular Culture, Science, sharksNovember 3, 2010

National Geographic’s Great Migrations, a seven part series which premieres November 7th, calls itself a collection of “the most moving stories on Earth”. It focuses on some amazing animals from around the world and the incredible journeys they take to survive. This series was a massive undertaking, with the National Geographic crew spending 2 years […]

Check out “Expedition Great White” on the National Geographic Channel!

biology, Conservation, ecology, marine science, Natural Science, Popular Culture, Science, sharksJune 4, 2010

“How do you study one of the world’s fiercest predators in the wild?” the cover of the “Expedition Great White” DVD screener that National Geographic sent me asked. I was delighted to discover that my sarcastic answer of “very carefully” is exactly what the back cover of the DVD case read! I knew I was […]

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