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Which porpoise is a dolphin?

December 8, 2017

Sometimes call a “hookfin porpoise,” the Pacific White-Sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) is actually a dolphin. The source of the misleading nickname is unclear.               -TSF-

NASA helps whales sharks research

December 3, 2017

Excerpt from All About Sharks: A Complete Guide to the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator (Nov. 2017): NASA has become a friend of whale sharks. The pattern of spots on the back of every whale shark […]

A “hookfin porpoise” is actually which animal?

December 1, 2017

Even though they are dolphins and not porpoises, the Pacific White-Sided Dolphin is sometimes referred to as a “hookfin porpoise.” It is unclear where the misleading nickname came from, though it’s likely that it began […]

How many shark attacks around world each year?

November 30, 2017

Excerpt from All About Sharks: A Complete Guide to the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator (Nov. 2017): There are only about 60 shark attacks each year globally. However, with increased human populations in traditional shark habitats […]

What is smallest shark in the world?

November 29, 2017

Excerpt from All About Sharks: A Complete Guide to the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator (Nov. 2017): The smallest shark in the world is the dwarf lantern shark (Etmopterus perryi) which can fit in the palm […]

Could Loch Ness monster be a Greenland shark?

November 28, 2017

Excerpt from All About Sharks: A Complete Guide to the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator (Nov. 2017): Could the Loch Ness Monster actually be a Greenland shark? One of the largest sharks in the world, adult […]

Kamohoalii: the Hawaiian shark god

November 28, 2017

Excerpt from All About Sharks: A Complete Guide to the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator (Nov. 2017): In Hawaiian mythology, Kamohoalii, the shark god, is one of the most powerful and popular deities. For protection and […]

Kamohoalii variations: Kalahiki or Unihipili

November 23, 2017

Excerpt from All About Sharks: A Complete Guide to the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator (Nov. 2017): Not all Hawaiian gods are good. The shark god, Kamohoalii, was revered by most fishermen because the deity was […]

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