A highly-cited “fact” states that deaths from falling coconuts greatly outnumbers deaths by shark attacks.
Today we take a look at the longstanding myth that sharks do not get cancer, a claim often touted by supplement vendors who sell shark cartilage. Scientists disagree.
An image showing a shark jumping out of the water in an apparent attack on military personnel in a helicopter is one of the internet’s oldest viral fake photos.
A “horned sea monster” which washed up ashore in Spain in 2013 was identified by three experts as a shark carcass. The photo was used in a fake story about the carcass of a Loch Ness Monster washing ashore in Scotland in 2014.
A shark that had been thought to be extinct for over 100 years began showing up in fish markets throughout the Middle East in 2008.
Rumors of live dogs being used as shark bait accompany a photo of a dog with fish hooks in its mouth and nose. Are the claims true, and is this photo real?
A story in circulation today claims that a 15-ton megalodon – a prehistoric shark – was discovered off of the coast of Pakistan. Is this story true or false?
A video circulating this week shows a man who jumps into the waters of Sydney Harbour, only to encounter a Great White Shark. Is this video real or fake?