Project White Shark — The Farallon Islands

Sal: 25 miles off the coast of California are a chain of islands where we can find some of the largest white sharks in the world. The Farallon Islands is one of the few spots where white sharks really spend the majority of their time. They’re not swimming up and down the coast so much […]

Biomagnification and the Trouble with Toxins

Captions are on! To turn off, click CC button at bottom right. Follow us on Twitter (@AmoebaSisters) and Facebook! Have you ever heard the song “Big Yellow Taxi?” It’s one of our favorites. It was originally written and recorded by Joni Mitchell back in the seventies, and there are lots of singers who have their […]

A Great White Shark Breached & Just Missed Us!

NARRATOR: is a crazy picture. That is a gigantic great white shark. And as we can clearly see, the picture was taken at really, really close range. Maybe too close. My question is, who took this photo and how much danger were they in? The person on the other end of the camera was this […]

Dan Barber: How I fell in love with a fish

So, I’ve known a lot of fish in my life. I’ve loved only two. That first one, it was more like a passionate affair. It was a beautiful fish: flavorful, textured, meaty, a bestseller on the menu. What a fish. (Laughter) Even better, it was farm-raised to the supposed highest standards of sustainability. So you […]