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Just a few hundred kilometers off the Whitsunday Islands on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, I travelled with a group of scientists collecting photographs and data on the health of the porites coral. We received a frantic call from another biologist, a shark expert who believed one of his track subjects, a three year old tiger shark…
A rare goblin shark makes a surprise appearance in a fishing net south of Key West, Florida.
Join radio host Boyd Matson every week for adventure, conservation and green science. This week his guests try to solve the mystery of the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller, figure out if Mother Nature is really trying to kill you, ski off the seven summits including Everest, look inside the city of Damascus during the Syrian War, dive into Mission Blue with Sylvia Earle, look at how much food we waste each year, take a walk on the surface of Mars, and find out what we should pack on a camping trip.
The controversial program—meant to protect people on Western Australia beaches from shark attacks—claims its first shark fatality.
Sometimes it is hard to tell who is more surprised, us or the fish. Every time we jump in the water, we are immediately surrounded by a swarm of curious reef sharks.
From “demon” ants to satanic geckos—see some of nature’s most devilish-looking creatures.
Overfishing of sharks and their close relatives skates and rays across the globe has in recent decades led to sharp declines in shark numbers. Some species have been reduced by more than 80 percent. Much of that reduction is tied to the international trade in shark fins. The fins of as many as 70 million sharks end up in the coveted Asian delicacy shark fin soup each year. At the same time, some of the most heavily fished sharks and closely related skates and rays are prized primarily for their meat.
Oceans have been a part of my childhood exploring dreams for as long as I can remember. Truth is, the seas and its creatures that I fantasized about back then, are permanently being affected by human actions. The first time you jump in the water with a great white shark, your fears melt…
University of Haifa geoarchaeologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Beverly Goodman … … sends word from the Red Sea of a too-close encounter with a tiger shark—or was it a giant rooster? Just wanted to tell you a little about my activities the past couple of weeks in the field. I’m on a research ship…