Our selection of top shark stories, highlighting the latest news and discoveries from around the world...

IUCN Commission Statement on shark control programs and shark culls


The SSC outlines its position in relation to existing shark control programs and culls and provides context to allow managers and governments to make informed decisions when faced with delicate situations. We strongly encourage non-lethal approaches as a response and management option. 

New species of ancient "scraper tooth" shark identified at Mammoth Cave in Kentucky

12th October

The teeth were found at Mammoth Cave National Park, which encompasses some of the Mammoth Cave, the largest known cave system in the world.

Sharks’ slow evolution explains low cancer rates

26th October

Study unveils secret of low cancer rates in sharks, but shark evolution means difficulties adapting to changes in the ocean environment