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Watch a great white shark force its way into a diving cage

Watch a great white shark force its way into a diving cage / Boing Boing “Was there anybody in there?” asks someone on the boat. Not anymore! On a recent great white shark cage diving trip we experienced a very rare event, a shark breaching the side of the cage. What might appear to be an aggressive great white shark trying to attack …

Ominous music in shark videos makes people more negative about the fish

A new study suggests that the ominous background music often heard in shark documentaries correlates with viewers’ fearful and negative opinions of sharks. (For the source of this musical cliche, see the 1975 trailer for Jaws above.) From the Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers paper in the scientific journal PLOS One: Using three experiments, we show that participants rated sharks more …