Hello, everyone! The Society for Conservation Biology's International Congress for Conservation Biology just concluded in Baltimore. I was one of many attendees who live-tweeted the meeting, sharing important updates from the presentations in real time via…Read More
Animal Planet, which claims to produce educational documentaries, has a track record of fabricating reality to draw in viewers.
I just returned from the American Elasmobranch Society conference, the largest gathering of shark scientists on Earth. We live-tweeted the conference and each session's tweets are now Storify-ed (so you don't need to be on twitter to read them). Please check…Read More
In recent weeks, some conservation activists have claimed that scientists should not study or publish shark migration data because it could help fishermen to find sharks. As a scientist who studies shark migrations, i wanted to respond and explain why these…Read More
Animal Planet recently aired another fake documentary about mermaids. I say "fake documentary" because that's exactly what it is, and they don't claim otherwise. There are disclaimers throughout the show which clearly state that it is fictional (see screen…Read More