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Sharks

Sharks have prowled the seas for 400 million years, essentially unchanged. That means these fish coexisted with dinosaurs.

Despite their reputation, sharks are a lot more than voracious killing machines. And we're a bigger danger to them than they are to us. Explore the world of sharks.

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Shark Bait

Shark Bait

In this game you need to keep your shark swimming — and eating — to keep playing. More...

Game
Nickelodeon
Ecosystem Explorer

Ecosystem Explorer

Play 9 different games while you explore the complicated relationship between humans and vultures, wolves, and sharks. More...

Game
EARTH A New Wild/PBS
Shark Teeth Have Built-In Toothpaste

Shark Teeth Have Built-In Toothpaste

Have your ever found a shark's tooth washed upon the shore? Have you ever found one with a cavity? You won't. Here's why. More...

Article
Discovery
Sydney Shark

Sydney Shark

Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water… The shark in this game will take down everything from koalas to helicopters. Chomp! More...

Game
Armor Games
Fish FAQ

Fish FAQ

How can scientists determine a fish's age? Do fish chew their food? Check out this bouillabaisse of fascinating facts on fish, from sharks to shellfish and other marine life. More...

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NOAA
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Shark Pictures

Shark Pictures

Sharks are formidable, mysterious, and graceful. Explore the different kinds of sharks in this large image gallery. More...

Images
HowStuffWorks
Shark vs. Octopus

Shark vs. Octopus

What happens when you pit an octopus against a shark? Watch arms versus jaws in a one-round match. You won't believe it till you see it. More...

Video
National Geographic
Sharks Are Color-Blind, Retina Study Suggests

Sharks Are Color-Blind, Retina Study Suggests

Sure, sharks can small blood from miles away. But recent research suggests they can't see a pool of red in the water. Get the details. More...

Article
National Geographic
Scientist Profile: Shark Scientist

Scientist Profile: Shark Scientist

Steve Blair loves his job because he gets to scuba dive often and handle animals everyday. Find out how volunteering at an aquarium helped this expert on sharks and rays get his aquarist job. More...

Profile
DragonflyTV/PBS
Shark Games

Shark Games

Games, jigsaws, quizzes, oh my! Choose from a number of different shark-related activities to learn more about this mighty finned fish. More...

Interactive
Discovery
Sharks

Sharks

Despite their reputation, sharks are a lot more than voracious killing machines. And we're a bigger danger to them than they are to us. Learn more about the world of sharks. More...

Article
National Geographic
Sharks & Shorelines

Sharks & Shorelines

Often portrayed as monsters in movies, sharks actually help protect ocean ecosystems. Swim along with lemon sharks to see why they're crucial in keeping mangroves healthy. More...

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EARTH A New Wild/PBS
A “Fish Facebook”

A “Fish Facebook”

Take a look at scientists who are tagging ocean wanderers to create a "Fish Facebook" — from tuna to sharks — all so they can create better Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). More...

Article
EARTH A New Wild/PBS
Shark Quiz

Shark Quiz

Sharks may have a bad reputation, but there is more to them than savagery. Test your knowledge of sharks with this quiz. More...

Interactive
HowStuffWorks
Sharks at Risk

Sharks at Risk

Many shark populations are declining, and that impacts a lot more than just the sharks. Find out what's happening. More...

Interactive
PBS
The Secret World of Sharks and Rays

The Secret World of Sharks and Rays

Watch several videos about sharks and their habitats, including one in which a shark battles it out with a loggerhead turtle. Who do you think wins? A good offense provides the best defense.... More...

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NATURE/PBS

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