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The Late Movies: 11 Close Encounters with Sharks

Last night marked the start of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. The annual summer event is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is broadcast in more than 72 countries. To celebrate everyone’s favorite shark extravaganza, we’ve rounded up 11 videos of close encounters with sharks. Enjoy! Warning: These videos often include yells of profanity. If you’re [...]

Watch Scientists Free a Whale Shark Caught in a Net

(Video Link) Go Team Humanity! Whale sharks, which are filter feeders, sometimes get caught in lift nets in Indonesia’s Cendrawasih Bay. These scientists in scuba gear found one and pulled the net open so it could escape. -via The Presurfer

Whale shark filmed sucking fish out of net

Some whale sharks have developed the unique ability to suck fish straight out of the fishermen’s nets. Conservationists using radio tagging to track t…

Biggest fish could be even bigger

Whale sharks could prove to be even bigger than first thought at over 20 metres in length. Armed with a newly developed underwater camera that has las…

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi world’s second largest Aquarium in Japan Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (沖縄美ら海水族館, Okinawa Churaumi Suizokukan?), located in Okinawa, Japan, is the world’s second largest aquarium behind the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. The aquarium is a part of the Ocean Expo Commemorative National Government Park located in Motobu, Okinawa. The main tank called the ‘Kuroshio Sea’ holds 7,500-cubic [...]