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WildAid Is Badass

I’m back. After a two month hiatus from posting due to the grand opening of Bullitt, my second bar in San Francisco, I have finally adjusted my schedule to accommodate posting, and I’m pumped. First on my list: I have been looking for years for the best endangered species group to put my support behind.…

Spinner Shark Caught on Tape

From ABC4.com: A shark managed to jump out of its aquarium and onto a water slide at a hotel swimming pool used by guests. No one was in the pool at the time. The female reef shark leapt over the one foot high barrier and slid down the slide known as the Leap of Faith…

Goblin Shark Wrassling

Some people look at this and see a terrifying undersea monster with potrusible jaws like our old pal from Alien. I see my dog Izzy playfully tugging on my sleeve… after some sort of horrible experiment that mutated her into a nightmarish killing machine. Kidding kidding. The goblin shark is a fascinating resident of the…

Carnival of the Blue Eleven

Welcome to the eleventh and by far the most important, although surprisingly the most poorly formatted, installment of Carnival of the Blue. Before we get down to the watery, salty, and sometimes rubbery details, we wanted to take a moment to ponder the significance of Zooillogix’s role as host of the eleventh COB. Why not…

Can Sharks Predict the Weather?

A student at Aberdeen University in the U.K. is engaged in a groundbreaking study to see if we might be able to monitor the behavior of sharks in order to predict the weather. When Hurricane Gabrielle arrived in Florida in 2001, shark researchers noticed that young black tipped sharks (who presumably had been tagged) moved…

Those scoundrels at Deep Sea News narrowly beat us to this story. But the video is spectacular! Click here to watch it, and read their much-better-informed-than-ours-would-have-been description.

Reported last month in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a fascinating fossil was discovered in the Saar-Nahe Basin of Southwestern Germany (sounds more like somewhere in Middle-earth than Bavaria to us, but go figure). The fossil(s?) comprises a fish that was eaten by an amphibian which was eaten by a shark. It…

In two tantalizing shark discoveries, scientists in Germany have learned that playing certain songs to sharks in aquariums increases their libidos. Meanwhile, a different group of scientists may have discovered the secret rendezvous spot where great white sharks go to mate. Bon-Chicka-Bow-Wow Out of sheer frustration with the lack of sexual behavior in their captive…

TOPP: Tagging of Pacific Pelagics

Ever wonder where sea creatures have been or where they’re headed? Thanks to marvelous modern technology and an ambitious team of prestigious scientific organizations, now you can watch in almost real-time! Since 2002, Tagging of Pacific Pelagic (TOPPS) research project has tagged over 2,000 animals with tiny microprocessors and sophisticated remote sensing systems to track…