Shark Links

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 emailme. Thanks.

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.

*ReefQuest Expeditions. 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.

*Ray 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.

*Shark 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.

*Apex 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 beach.

*Canadian 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!

* The American Elasmobranch Society . A nice little HP from the scientific community at the AES.

*Tricas 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!

*Shark 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.

* Pelagic Shark 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.

*The Shark 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 conservation.

*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.

*Underwater Terror: Our Fear of Sharks Nice page with lots of info on general shark facts, shark attacks, shark gods, and conservation.

*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!

* Tolnedra's 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 waters.

* J+S Fossils A nice reconstruction of C. megalodon jaws, and some other interesting fossil stuff.

* 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.

* The Basking Shark Project Like basking sharks? Go here!

* Marinelab This site from Florida has some cool stuff on sharks...