Sharks & Rays

FEATURES

Overview
Sharks are much older than dinosaurs. Their ancestry dates back more than 400 million years, and they are one of evolution’s greatest success stories. These animals are uniquely adapted to their ocean environment with...
Dr. Mahmood Shivji explains how shark DNA is used as evidence to prosecute...
Slideshow MORE STORIES Slideshow MORE AUDIO / VIDEO
Sharks are one of nature’s most beautiful—and misunderstood—creatures. When...
Slideshow MORE STORIES Slideshow MORE AUDIO / VIDEO
Long before great white sharks appeared, much larger ancestors roamed the ocean...

LATEST POSTS

“This shark was cruising low along the reef known as Alcyone. Her left eye was glancing up toward other hammerheads when I took this shot from below.” -- Nature's Best photographer, Alan Studley. See more beautiful ocean photos...
The sea's largest fish has been a mystery until recent decades. Thanks to...
An X-ray image of a Monterey skate ( Raja montereyensis ) reveals a spine...

LEARN MORE

There are more than 500 species of sharks swimming in the world’s ocean. Yet when most people think of these cartilaginous...
From a distance, Henry the Fish looks like a typical quirky and colorful sculpture you'd find in a small beach town. But when you look up close, Henry begins to change. His bright yellow and red...
Save Our Seas scientist Alison Kock tags a Great White Shark ( Carcharodon carcharias ) to gather data about their movements off the coast of South Africa. More about the great white shark can be...
Subscribe to Sharks & Rays