Dear Shark Man, do sharks fart?

Dear Shark ManJanuary 10, 2018 • < 1 min read

Welcome to  Dear Shark Man, an advice column inspired by a ridiculous e-mail I received. You can send your questions to me via twitter (@WhySharksMatter) or e-mail (WhySharksMatter at gmail). Dear Shark Man, Do sharks fart? Sincerely, Restless in Raleigh 

OceansOnline is now accepting abstracts! Lead a discussion, teach a skill, and join us!

#SciCommJanuary 9, 2018 • 1~2 min read

OceansOnline is now accepting abstracts! OceansOnline is an optional one-day add-on to the International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC5).This year’s IMCC (including OceansOnline) will take place in Kuching, Malaysia. IMCC5 is June 22-29th, 2018 with OceansOnline on the 2018. OceansOnline focuses on using online tools for marine science and conservation, including advocacy, public education, research, and […]

17 amazing and important things about sharks and rays that scientists discovered in 2017

#SciComm, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksDecember 22, 2017 • 1~2 min read

2017 was… yeah. Of all the years I’ve lived through, 2017 was definitely one of them. Anyway, some interesting things happened in the world of shark research. Here, in no particular order, are 17 amazing and important things that scientists discovered about sharks and rays over the last year. 1 Sharks can switch between sexual […]

Narwhal stress and coral disease: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, December 14th, 2017

Thursday Afternoon DredgingDecember 14, 2017 • 2~2 min read

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Watch this amazing scene from Blue Planet 2! Follow Cat Horswill, a PostDoc studying the life history of marine predators, on twitter! In the Arctic, at least, diplomacy works. Bloomberg Editorial. Mysterious “white plague” threatens South Florida coral reefs. By the Associated Press. Climate change and overfishing are pushing seabirds to extinction. […]

Galeophobia, Shark Teeth, and Non-Expert Awareness Campaigns: Dear Shark Man, Volume 5

Dear Shark ManDecember 13, 2017 • 2~4 min read

Welcome to Volume #5 of Dear Shark Man, an advice column inspired by a ridiculous e-mail I received. You can send your questions to me via twitter (@WhySharksMatter) or e-mail (WhySharksMatter at gmail). Dear Shark Man, What’s the history of the shark’s cultural image as a sneaky aggressive predator? Do other cultures see it differently? Sincerely, Imaginative […]

#PlanetEarthChat: Watch Planet Earth 2 and tweet along with us!

#SciCommDecember 7, 2017 • < 1 min read

Join a team of conservation biologists and wildlife experts for a live science communication event!  We are going watch the award-winning BBC documentary series Planet Earth 2 together, tweeting expert commentary and reactions throughout using #PlanetEarthChat. Anyone is free to join in the discussion, and is free to ask questions of our expert team. We’ll […]

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