To be fair, whale sharks don’t come in any size other than “huge.” That’s kind of their thing, being that they’re the largest fish species on Earth. How huge are they? How does approximately 40-feet long and 45,000 pounds strike you?
Smithsonian Channel’s Secrets of Shark Island is a wonderful documentary about the ecosystem in the waters around the Revillagigedo Islands, a group of four volcanic islands 240 miles off of Mexico. Because it’s “the only natural juncture for miles” in the Pacific Ocean, there’s a lot going on around there. Most scarily, a shit ton of migrating sharks. My God, just look at all them.
It doesn’t get any badder than the savagery that is a big sand tiger shark eating a little banded hound shark even though they’re both being properly fed because they were both inside an aquarium in South Korea. There’s food and yet, cannibalism.
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She’s estimated to be around 20 feet long, as wide as a small elephant — which likely indicates pregnancy — and at least 50 years old.
Taking the Plunge is a cute little short animation film that shows the hijinks a person could get into when he accidentally drops an engagement ring into the ocean. Meet an adorable sidekick octopus, dodge an evil giant shark, explore the underworld of the ocean and still manage to get the girl at the end.
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.