The U.S. Navy SEALs are known to have a very diverse small-arms locker, one full of the best and most durable firearms available. So when they decide to get behind a certain weapon in a big way, it tends to be bug news. Now, after toting steel-framed Sig Sauer P226s on missions around the globe for three decades, a new pistol will reportedly take its place: the hugely popular Glock 19.
From Jaws to Finding Nemo, sharks are most often portrayed as ravenous eaters. But even for these fierce marine predators, sometimes the hunters become the hunted. Photos taken during a 2012 tourist trip in South Africa are the only known documentation of a seal going after and consuming mid-sized to large sharks, according to a study published online last week in the African Journal of Marine Sciences. The discovery not only reveals a previously hidden part of one species’ diet, it could also have important implications for our understanding of the food web in the open ocean.