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Why is shark skin so rough?

April 26, 2017

By Blaise Jones Shark skin is often described as feeling like sandpaper, but in actuality it’d be more appropriate to say that sandpaper feels like shark skin. After all, humans used shark skin as sandpaper […]

Are there any sharks without countershading?

April 19, 2017

By Blaise Jones Countershading is a very important part of what make sharks such efficient predators. However, not every shark shares this advantageous color pattern. Many species opt for a different approach. Bottom Dwellers Sharks […]

Is the Earth round?

April 18, 2017

The Earth is an irregularly shaped ellipsoid. While the Earth appears to be round when viewed from the vantage point of space, it is actually closer to an ellipsoid. However, even an ellipsoid does not […]

Did NASA find water on another planet?

April 14, 2017

  Four hundred years ago, the astronomer Galileo’s discovery of Jupiter’s four large moons forever changed humanity’s view of the universe, helping to bring about the understanding that Earth was not the center of all […]

Are there oceans on other planets?

April 13, 2017

Earth is the only known planet to have bodies of liquid water on its surface. Currently, Earth is the only known planet (or moon) to have consistent, stable bodies of liquid water on its surface. […]

What is countershading?

April 12, 2017

  By Blaise Jones While sharks come in all shades and colors, most people picture them with gray backs and white bellies. This is probably because some of the most iconic sharks have this color […]

How far does sound travel in the ocean?

April 7, 2017

The distance that sound travels in the ocean varies greatly, depending primarily upon water temperature and pressure. While sound moves at a much faster speed in the water than in air, the distance that sound […]

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