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How Native Americans gave us the word “shark”

October 11, 2017

Excerpt from All About Sharks: A Complete Guide to the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator (Nov. 2017): The term “shark” is a derivation of “xooc” (or “xoc”), a Native American word for the fish that that […]

Is the world on an elephant’s back?

August 4, 2017

Tribal myths, religions, and legends have featured turtles, tortoises, and terrapins since long before the written word. In the Hindu faith, Akupara is the tortoise that carries the entire world. Atop Akupara’s carapace stands four […]

Who is Akupara?

June 21, 2017

Who is Akupara? Tribal myths, religions, and legends have featured turtles, tortoises, and terrapins since long before the written word. In the Hindu faith, Akupara is the tortoise that carries the entire world. Atop Akupara’s […]

DAH-DUM, DAH-DUM: The real story behind “Jaws”

December 14, 2015

By Stacey Venzel Terror surrounding the great white shark received a major boost in 1974 when Peter Benchley’s critically acclaimed novel Jaws debuted. The book spawned Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning movie in 1975, which launched a […]

The Giant Squid: Separating Myth from Facts

April 8, 2015

By Shauna Bennett April 8, 2015 Below the thunders of the upper deep, Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea, His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee About his shadowy sides; […]

Pavlopetri: Submarine City of Wonder

March 31, 2015

By Maria Fernanda Pereira Ywazaki March 31, 2015 In 1967 English archeologist Nicholas Flemming discovered the oldest known submerged city: Pavlopetri. Located off the coast of southern Laconia in Greece, Pavlopetri offers an unprecedented way […]