A Mako Shark’s Last Meal

[ music and rushing water ] [ music ] I am Antonella Preti. I’m a shark biologist and I analyze the diet of sharks. I’ve been working on stomach analysis for more than 15 years, and I think I dissected more than 2,000 stomachs. So this is actually though, the very biggest one I have […]


How good is a shark’s smell, and how important is it to the shark? I’m Jonathan Bird, and this is Shark Academy! Sharks have nostrils just like people. They’re called Nares or Nasal Cavities. But unlike the nostrils on a person, sharks can’t breath through theirs, they’re only for smelling. As you probably know, shark […]

Caribbean Reef Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY

It’s the most common shark in the Caribbean, and not only does it almost never attack anybody, but it’s the most popular shark for shark diving! I’m Jonathan Bird and this is Shark Academy! The Caribbean Reef Shark looks like a Galapagos Shark or a Gray Reef Shark, but it’s only found in the Caribbean […]

The Jersey Shore Shark Attack

The summer of 1916 was this beautiful innocent age and the Jersey Shore was the place to be at that time. Well, this well-educated charming young man Charles Vansant, the doctor’s son from Philadelphia, decides to take an early evening swim as soon as the family lands in Beach Haven. Come on, boy. NARRATOR: Vansant […]

USS Indianapolis Shark Attack Disaster | Shark Week

Hey guys, Cliff here for That Was History… and this week happens to be one of the best weeks of the year. Why, you ask? … Sharks! Lots and Lots of Sharks! and In honor of Shark Week we’re taking a look at the story of the USS Indianapolis and it’s not so fortunate encounter […]

Great White Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY

It’s the animal we know as JAWS, and has quite a reputation for attacking people. I’m Jonathan Bird and this is shark academy! This is the Great White Shark. The Great White Shark! Not to be confused with the wimpy White Shark, or the Mediocre White Shark, which are two distinct sub-species of the Great […]

Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY

It looks mean and it travels in big groups, but it’s actually a scaredy cat. I’m Jonathan Bird and this is Shark Academy! Hammerheads are very easy to identify because of that big, hammer-like head. Of course there are multiple species. The Scalloped Hammerhead has a particular shape that makes it easy to identify, but […]

Basking Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY

It has the biggest mouth of any shark, but it rarely says anything! I’m Jonathan Bird, and this is Shark Academy! The Basking shark is the second largest shark in the world, behind the whale shark, but not by much. The Basking shark lives in cool, temperate waters where there’s a lot of plankton. And […]

Shark Eyesight | SHARK ACADEMY

How good is a shark’s vision? Do they see as well as humans? I’m Jonathan Bird and this is Shark Academy! Since sharks have so many keen senses, like smell and their electrosensory system, for a long time it was assumed that sharks were making up for having bad vision. Well, turns out that’s just […]