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New suits aim to avoid shark attacks (Video)

A new swimming suit developed in West Australia can prevent shark attacks.

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 09:03am EST

Tags: Rohan Williamson, swimsuits, culling

Find sharks in a downtown D.C. federal building

Not everyone realizes it, but there are sharks, alligators and piranhas living in the basement of a D.C. federal building.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 03:13pm EDT

Tags: max smith, Commerce Building, Aquarium, Shark Week

Sharks: Perceived menace actually vulnerable, essential

Sharks are going to hunt down you and your family and won't rest until they explode. At least, that's what the 1975 movie "Jaws" would have you believe.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 11:51am EDT

Tags: Chesapeake, Robert Latour, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Jaws, David Secor, Paul D. Shinkman


Sharks in the Chesapeake: More likely than thought

Unlike the nearby ocean coasts, the Chesapeake Bay is not a hotbed for shark sport fishing, largely due to the low numbers of sharks that can exist in the water. Bull sharks are among the only species that can withstand salinity levels that low.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 11:49am EDT

Tags: Pete Ide, David Lowensteiner, Kelly Sullivan, Chesapeake Bay, bull shark, Shark Week, Captain Pete, Paul D. Shinkman


Shark Week 2012: Sharks in action (VIDEO)

To further whet your appetite with amazing shark footage, check out these videos of the often misunderstood sea beasts in action.

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 11:41am EDT

Tags: Shark Week

WTOP Guide: How regional sharks feed (VIDEO)

In the wake of shark-killing fury spurred on by the 1975 movie "Jaws," the aquarium serves as a respository for information about a misunderstood beast that is critical to the entire marine ecosystem.

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 06:26am EDT

Tags: Shark Week, Paul D. Shinkman, Alan Henningsen, National Aquarium, National Aquarium in Baltimore