Science, Ratings Fuel Shark Week
Sara Brown

The weather in South Africa almost put a damper on Shark Week this year.

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Shark Research Booming as Great Whites Summer Near Vineyard
Sara Brown
White shark populations are on the rise and shark research is also growing from coast to coast as scientists learn more about the apex predators.
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Greg Skomal Comes to the Vineyard to Talk Sharks

Noted expert Greg Skomal will talk about great white sharks on Tuesday, August 8 at the Old Whaling Church. The event is a benefit for the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.

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In Defense of Sharks
Suzan Bellincampi
It has been estimated that the chance of getting attacked and killed by a shark are 1 in 3,748,067.
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Hammerhead Shark Reported Off South Shore of Martha's Vineyard
Sara Brown

South Beach in Edgartown was closed Wednesday morning after a hammerhead shark was seen swimming in the water near shore. A biplane pilot confirmed the sighting.

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Basking Shark Died of Cold, Biologists Believe
Sara Brown
The juvenile basking shark washed up in the surf on Menemsha Beach Sunday, attracting onlookers. Later scientists arrived to perform a necropsy that will contribute to shark research as a whole.
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Land Shark
Suzan Bellincampi
“Open wide and say ahh!” This is one fish that would be a dentist’s dream. It wasn’t a dentist who found a dead basking shark at Menemsha Beach last weekend.
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Dead Shark Washes Up at Menemsha Beach
Sara Brown and Remy Tumin
A dead shark turned up in the surf at Menemsha Beach Sunday afternoon, attracting a small crowd of gawkers. Word about the shark first surfaced when Menemsha Texaco sent out a picture via Instagram.
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Expedition Aims to Unmask Mystery of Atlantic White Shark
Vanessa Czarnecki
Off the coast of Chatham, a team of nearly 20 expert fishermen and scientists from around the country is ready. For the past 30 days they have lived and fished aboard the M/V OCEARCH in hopes of capturing, examining and tagging live white sharks.
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Shark-Tagging Scientists to Speak Sunday at Dreamland

Scientists heading a worldwide shark-tagging research project will visit to the Vineyard Sunday to meet the public and answer questions.

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