Shark Week

The Dwindling Sharks and Rays of the Western Indian Ocean

By Rhett Bennett Sharks have been cruising the world’s oceans for millions of years. We know them as ferocious hunters, built for the kill. And some are. However, most shark and ray species have somewhat less aggressive feeding behaviour ...

It Takes 5 Minutes to Keep Sharks Swimming

By Dr. Steve Kessel, Director of Marine Research at Shedd Aquarium Did you know that over 400 species of sharks call our oceans home? These predators originated around 450 million years ago, persisting through five mass extinction events since that time. Perhaps ...