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Sawback Angelshark

The sawback angelshark (Squatina aculeata) is an endangered, offshore species that was once common throughout the subtropical waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the eastern Atlantic Ocean. This shark also goes by the names monkfish, spiny angelshark, or sawback angelshark. It belongs to the angelshark and sand devil family (Squatinidae). Many observation records from fishing…

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Are You Afraid of Sharks? Don’t Be!

Instead, celebrate them as magnificent predators crucial to the health of oceans—before it’s too late. There are moments in life that take your breath away. Not the best idea when scuba diving, however hard to avoid when the moments involve looking into the eyes of sharks. I had one such moment lined up in the…

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Bold fisherman holds Great White shark’s JAWS open…

Bold fisherman holds Great White shark’s JAWS open as his friend cuts their line with pliers after they accidentally catch deadly predator on angling trip in Mexico Anglers carefully worked to set shark free in Ensenada, on Mexico’s west coast Heart-stopping clip shows man holding fishing line inches from predator’s teeth Friend boldly holds Great…

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16 Stunning Photos To Remind Us Our Oceans Are Worth Protecting

This summer, marine conservation organization Ocean Conservancy hosted their annual Marine Wildlife and Seascape Photo Contest.

The submissions were stunning, magnificent, wholly life-changing. But most importantly, they reminded us how crucial it is to protect our beautiful oceans.

Let’s take a lil’ look at some of these phenomenal…

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Saving Sharks in the Galapagos

The Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund aims to protect the last wild places in the ocean while facilitating conservation, research, education, and community development programs in the places we explore. This blog entry spotlights some of the exciting work our grantees are doing with support from the LEX-NG Fund. It’s a common scene. You’re at…

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How to Catch a Shark

Researcher Eugenie Clark is 90 years old. Her office shelves are lined with gaping shark jaws. One is from a tiger shark. It bit her once—the only shark bite of her life. She was driving to talk to a student group, and the shark jaw sat on the passenger seat. She made a quick stop…

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Top 10 Hawaiian Beaches

A true tropical oasis, Hawaii has something to suit most everyone’s fancy. Swirling 30-foot waves make surfers’ dreams come true, while down the coast, tranquil turquoise waters beckon frolicking toddlers and families. Sit back, relax and imagine warm, tropical breezes tickling your skin as we take you on a tour of Hawaii’s hottest beaches. More »

Galapagos Shark

WHAT TO LOOK FOR A large fairly slender gray shark with a moderately broad rounded snout. The shark has no conspicuous markings on its fins. This species resembles the dusky shark, but it has a taller dorsal fin and a low interdorsal ridge.   COLOR Brown gray above, white below. Most fins have dusky tips…

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Barracuda Fish

The barracuda is a ray-finned fish known for its large size and fearsome appearance. Its body is long, fairly compressed and covered with small smooth scales. 

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What Do Sharks Eat? Let’s Find Out!

One of the first questions people usually ask about sharks is, “What do they eat? Do they eat humans?!” We have shared a few blogs explaining that sharks do not hunt people. Humans are bony and not nearly fatty enough to be appealing to sharks. So what is the perfect shark meal? Well it depends…

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