Sharks & Rays Archive

  An older article revisited – because Shark Week is coming back.  IN CONTRAST TO CABLE CHANNEL’S SHARK WEEKS, VOX science writer Joseph Stromberg makes some […]

Anti-Shark Week: The Non-Cable View

  An older article revisited – because Shark Week is coming back.  IN CONTRAST TO CABLE CHANNEL’S SHARK WEEKS, VOX science writer Joseph Stromberg makes some […]

THE GREAT WHITE SHARK ATTACK IN SOUTH AFRICA, subject of a viral video, probably was just a shark being inquisitive, according to VOX writer Zack Beauchamp […]

The Great White Shark Attack Probably Wasn’t

THE GREAT WHITE SHARK ATTACK IN SOUTH AFRICA, subject of a viral video, probably was just a shark being inquisitive, according to VOX writer Zack Beauchamp […]

UNLIKE BONY FISHES, SHARKS are known to maintain buoyancy with oil-filled livers rather than bony fishes’ air bladders. Recently, it was revealed that doesn’t work well for them […]

Deep-Sea Sharks Have Better Than Average Buoyancy

UNLIKE BONY FISHES, SHARKS are known to maintain buoyancy with oil-filled livers rather than bony fishes’ air bladders. Recently, it was revealed that doesn’t work well for them […]

COWNOSE RAYS ARE NOT AMONG THE CELEBRITY SPECIES THAT DIVERS LOOK FOR, OR SEE, but they are interesting members of the ray array, nevertheless. And […]

Twelve Things To Know About Cownose Rays (Recipes Not Included)

COWNOSE RAYS ARE NOT AMONG THE CELEBRITY SPECIES THAT DIVERS LOOK FOR, OR SEE, but they are interesting members of the ray array, nevertheless. And […]

Atlantic torpedo rays aren’t your usual, charismatic touristy rays, like mantas, spotted eagles or even southern stingrays. In a way, they’re more interesting. It’s not […]

Atlantic Torpedoes: Don’t Touch!

Atlantic torpedo rays aren’t your usual, charismatic touristy rays, like mantas, spotted eagles or even southern stingrays. In a way, they’re more interesting. It’s not […]

Cartilaginous  (kahr-ti-aj’–uh-nuhs)  Supported with an internal skeleton composed primarily of cartilage, a dense connective tissue of collagen fibers embedded in a plastic-like base and characterized […]

Cartilaginous

Cartilaginous  (kahr-ti-aj’–uh-nuhs)  Supported with an internal skeleton composed primarily of cartilage, a dense connective tissue of collagen fibers embedded in a plastic-like base and characterized […]