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

Megalodon shark extinction may have been linked to great white competition

1st June

A study of the ocean giant's fossil teeth suggests it had to compete for food with another ferocious predator, the great white shark.

Extremely Rare Megamouth Shark From Ocean Depths Washes Up on Beach

11th June

The deepwater shark was discovered dead by local fisherfolk in a remote area of Gubat, in Sorsogon, Philippines. Officials from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) do not yet know the cause of death. However, BFAR spokesperson Nonie Enolva told Rappler that she suspects it may have become tangled in a fishing net.

Sharks may be closer to the city than you think, new study finds

16th June

In a new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, researchers tracked the movements of three shark species, bull, nurse and great hammerhead, in relation to the city of Miami.

Stingray Found in Cambodia Sets Record for World’s Largest Freshwater Fish

21st June

The world’s largest freshwater fish, a 13-foot-long, 661-pound stingray, has been discovered in the Mekong River in Cambodia. Scientists say the animal is a hopeful sign for the river, which faces threats from human encroachment and development, damming and climate change

Sea Turtles Escape Tiger Sharks By... Not Moving

22nd June

New research published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology analyzes the hunting behavior of tiger sharks thanks to the combined knowledge on the structure of their eyes with images of prey and habitat from small cameras deployed on these animals.

Pair of ‘liver eating’ killer whales scare off great white shark population in South Africa

29th June

A study based on long-term shark sightings and tagging data has revealed that the great whites have been avoiding certain regions of the Gansbaai coast, on the western cape of South Africa.