Shark Tales

By NBC10 Boston

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NBC10 Boston has teamed up with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy to bring you a series that explores the world of sharks in New England.

Episode Date
After Deadly Maine Shark Attack, Expert Shares What We Know

Dr. James Sulikowski had been studying sharks off Maine when a white shark killed a swimmer, the state's first deadly shark attack ever. He joined us to explain what we know about sharks in this area, how people should think about risk when swimming and how climate change factored in.

Jul 29, 2020
New Gadgets for Spying on Sharks

The world of shark research, much like the world of an undercover spy, is all about using the right tools to collect information. I talked with Megan Winton at the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy about the exciting new technology they are piloting this summer to spy on sharks, including balloons that look like blimps flying over Cape Cod beaches.

Jul 08, 2020
We're Back: How COVID-19 Is Changing Cape Cod Shark Research

Shark Tales is back at the start of a shark research season that has a very different feel. Coronavirus has brought a lot of changes to Cape Cod, so we caught up with the staff at the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy on what they are seeing.

Jun 26, 2020
Cynthia Wigren is the Public Defender For Sharks

Sharks have a tough public image and Cynthia Wigren, the founder of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, dedicates her life to changing people's perspectives. Hear about why she founded the conservancy and her thoughts on the shark debate in Cape Cod.

Nov 01, 2019
Figuring Out the 'Shark Puzzle'

Shark sightings and encounters grab the headlines, but there is so much more going on in the world of sharks. Research scientist Megan Winton talks about how statistics are essential in figuring out the "shark puzzle."

Oct 30, 2019
Lisa Natanson Finds Secrets Inside Shark's Bodies

NOAA shark researcher Lisa Natanson digs into sharks to learn more about how they age and reproduce. We talk about some of the strange things she has found inside, and get into the weird development of shark babies

Oct 23, 2019
Going Full Ninja on Smelly Seals With Andrea Bogomolni

Seals play a major role in a shark's diet and the culture around these predators in Cape Cod. Researcher Andrea Bogomolni is studying seals to learn more about how they fit into our ecosystem. Learn more about what her research is finding, and why we should all agree that ticks are worse than sharks.

Oct 07, 2019
How Sharks Like 'Mr. Frisky' Get Their Names

Nan-Sea? Cool Beans? Sharks in Cape Cod have been given a long list of unique names based on their looks, encounters and even memories of loved ones. The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy's research scientist, Megan Winton, explains their process for identifying sharks and shares some very special stories from the oddest names.

Sep 17, 2019
Dr. Greg Skomal & The Media Feeding Frenzy

Dr. Greg Skomal is a shark biologist at the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and the face of shark research in Cape Cod during shark season. We talked about his decades of research into ocean life, dealing with media feeding frenzies and raising a family. (Collaboration with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy)

Aug 30, 2019
Have You Ever Seen a Shark Jump?
Aug 22, 2019
Scoping Out Sharks With Wayne Davis
Aug 08, 2019
Everybody Poops...Even Sharks
Jul 30, 2019
Fitbits for Sharks?
Jul 24, 2019
Shark Tales: Diving Into The World of Sharks Off Cape Cod
Jul 16, 2019