Tag Archives: Shark Week

Students Explore Shark Bay — a Time Machine for Biologists

Students Explore Shark Bay — a Time Machine for Biologists

By Dr. Mike Heithaus,  professor of Biological Sciences at Florida International University Sharks are awesome!  Look no further than Shark Week to see how popular they are, especially with kids. I have had the privilege of studying sharks for almost 20 years.  The studies that my students, colleagues and I do are focused on understanding how

How a Shark Week Documentary Sparked a Passion that Changed My Life

By Dr. Craig O’Connell, founder and director of O’Seas Conservation Foundation, Inc. The phone rang. It was my uncle, asking to speak with me. I looked at my mom, waving my hands back and forth, obviously mouthing the word “NOOOOO.”  I did not want to be disturbed as I anxiously sat in front of the TV,

Fun Fact Friday: Sharks

PHOTO CREDIT: TERRY GROSS Did you know that sharks don’t get cavities? It’s true! It’s Shark Week, the perfect time to highlight some fun facts about sharks! Shark teeth are actually coated in flouride. Some species of shark have a pecking order, and eat from smallest to largest. Sharks can track their prey by its

Swim with Sharks During the Worldwide Summer Adventure!

As your summer adventure heats up, its now time to swim with the sharks. Find out how you can create a social media page for your favorite shark, complete with photos, #hashtags, status updates, and reactions to Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Since the summer of 1988, Discovery Channel Shark Week on has been raising awareness

On this day… Zooming Camera Lenses!

On this day in 1947, Dr. Frank Gerard Back demonstrated the first camera with a zoom feature. This feature was made possible by the invention of the “varifocal lens.”  Prior to this invention, photographers were required to move their cameras closer to their object to simulate “zoom.” Dr. Back first showed off his invention at