Here are links to a number of shark pages and resources on the web. If you
notice any problems with these links (i.e. you can't access the links), please
If you can't find what you want here, check out Fiona Webster's excellent
shark links page.
ReefQuest Centre for Shark Research
This is undoubtedly the best shark site on the web. It is run by author,
artist, and marine biologist R. Aidan Martin and his wife Anne Martin, also
a marine biologist. The site features in-depth, exhaustive and interesting
information on all sharks, within a taxonomically-arranged framework. There
are also many articles on aspects of shark biology and behaviour, as well
as links, book reviews and more. Making things even better, the site is
profusely illustrated with Rick's own paintings and line drawings. This is a
must-see website, and will provide hours of fascinating browsing.
This is R. Aidan Martin and Anne Martin's site for their company ReefQuest
Expeditions, which provides opportunities for naturalists, divers, and
other interested persons to partake in on-going shark research programs at
various locales worldwide.
Henry Mollet's Elasmobranch Research Excellent resource on life history, distribution, and morphometrics of several species of (mostly large) sharks, including many interesting photographs.
The Shark Trust A
very nice page done by the Shark Trust, a UK group dedicated to elasmobranch
research and conservation.
Troll's Fin Art Page Fantastic, often wonderfully unusual, artwork of all
sorts of fishes and sharks, extant and extinct.
Diving With Sharks.com Nice collection of geographically-organized links related to scuba diving with sharks worldwide.
predation on Sable Island seals Interesting page on on-going research
on shark predations on seals at Sable Island, off Nova Scotia. Includes
discussion of strange "corkscrew" bite marks that may be due to
attacks by greenland sharks. Lots of interesting photos.
Ian Fergusson's Home
Page Very nicely done and fascinating home page by a active shark
researcher. Emphasis is on sharks in the Mediterranean (including the
white shark) and in the northeastern Atlantic.
African Shark Eco Charters
Page for an excellent white shark diving company in Simonstown, South
Africa, on False Bay. If you want to dive with white sharks and learn
something and help out with research, check these guys out.
Predators Beautiful, slick photography page by
Chris Fallows, of the African Shark Eco-Tours. Sharks, whales, dolphins,
penguins, seals and more. Oh, and white sharks do fly. You've got to see
the photos to believe it.
Capt. Tom's New England
Shark Page Informative page run by a Massachusetts sports fisherman,
covering details such as how to ID wild sharks, what sharks inhabit New
England waters, scientific names, and more.
Egg Capsules of Rays and Skates
An excellent site by Peter Bor, with photos of egg capsules of rays, skates,
and some sharks, along with background information on life cycles,
taxonomy, etc. Good for identifying egg capsules you might find on the
Shark Research Laboratory Interesting shark site from the Bedford
Institute of Oceanography in Nova Scotia. Features a useful
identification key for sharks from Atlantic Canada, many photos, and lots of
information on reproduction, feeding and other aspects of shark biology.
Fiona Webster's Shark
Mania Fun pictures, wicked pictures, shark stories, the most complete
shark link page yet, and more!
Elasmobranch Society . A nice little HP from the scientific
community at the AES.
Lab Home Page Interesting page on the research being done at shark
biologist Timothy Tricas' lab at Florida Insitute of Technology. A
highlight of the site is "The Near Side", a collection of sharky Far
Side-like cartoons by Tricas and his grad students. Hilarious!
Research Program An excellent page from the Florida Museum of Natural
History, featuring tons of information on all sorts of shark topics. Also
included is the International Shark Attack File, _the_ source for
information on shark attacks.
Research Foundation . Good page for this California organization,
dedicated to research and conservation of elasmobranchs.
Deep Fin Art Nice paintings of sharks
by British artist and diver Mark Taylor Hutchinson.
Foundation An excellent
page by this European group. The highlight is a fabulous database of shark
classification, down to species in some cases. Also, lots of info on
Shark Chat Nice chat set
up for shark nuts.
Sharks of the
Gulf of Alaska Excellent page from NOAA on
population biology and general biology of three species of sharks in the
Gulf of Alaska. Lots of great data.
Shark Tagger Home Page An excellent
page about shark tagging efforts off California by sports fishermen.
Contains a bulletin board, the latest news, and info on specific projects.
Terror: Our Fear of Sharks Nice page
with lots of info on general shark facts, shark attacks, shark gods, and
Tiger Shark Research
Program Nice page for an ongoing reserach project run by the U of
Hawaii. You can also visit other marine biology pages form this page - on
reef fish, spider crabs etc.
Sharks - Terrors of the
Deep Despite the site's name this is a good pro-shark site with lots
of beautiful pictures!
Carcharhiniformes Classification Page Great resource for taxonomy of
the largest group of sharks.
Italian Great White Shark Data
Bank Good page with information on white sharks in the Mediterranean.
Shark Man's World -- Dedicated to
Shark's and Shark Protection Nice page by Alex Buttigieg, a diver and
shark afficiando from Malta. He helped spearhead the drive for
the recent protection of white sharks and other elasmobranchs in Maltese
J+S Fossils A nice
reconstruction of C. megalodon jaws, and some other interesting fossil
Sharks of Maryland and
Delaware Interesting info, and lots of cool pics
Elasmobranch Studies at
the Monterey Bay Aquarium Good resource. Still under construction, but
lots of cool pics.
Shark Project Like basking sharks? Go here!
Marinelab This site from
Florida has some cool stuff on sharks...