Featured Species: Pelagic Thresher Shark (Alopias pelagicus)

This week's featured species is know one of three species known its shocking whip-like tail that it uses to stun its prey while hunting. Meet the Pelagic Thresher Shark.

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The IUCN Announced Conservation Status Update on 58 Elasmobranch Species, Including the Shortfin Mako

Continuing population declines led the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Shark Specialist Group to reclassify the conservation status of several elasmobranch species.

Feature Species: Salmon Shark (Lamna ditropis)

This week's featured species is a close cousin of the great white and the shortfin mako. And until 1947, this species and the porbeagle were considered the same species. Dive right in to this week's featured species: the Salmon Shark!

Featured Species: Broadfin Shark (Lamiopsis temminckii)

This week's featured species was once a common species in the Indian Ocean, but today is an Endanger Species. Meet the Broadfin Shark.

Featured Species: Japanese Bullhead Shark (Heterodontus japonicus)

This week's featured species is small but incredibly eye catching shark! Dive right in to meet this week's featured species, the Japanese Bullhead Shark.

Featured Species: Whitespotted Bamboo Shark (Chiloscyllium plagiosum)

This week's featured species potentially faces many threats in their native Southeast Asia tropical habitats. Meet the Whitespotted Bamboo Shark, my husband's favorite shark species, and my 100th blog post!

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