Editor’s note: Shark Week 2017 kicks off in a couple of days, featuring everything from an Olympian racing a great white to our very own scientist’s exploration of “alien” species. Before you dive in, take a look at six of Human Nature’s most popular shark stories — and scroll down to the end to see our Shark Week Photo Gallery.
Did you know? Sharks help move carbon through the ocean — and they just might be the key to helping scientists cure certain diseases.
Conservation International scientists made headlines in 2015 when they launched a ground-breaking whale shark satellite tagging program in Indonesia. Check back here next week for fresh updates.
A team of 18 scientists made a 36-hour boat journey from Puntarenas,…