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Shark fins drying in Mexico in 2019.

Hong Kong custom officials seized a record 28 tons of shark fin worth over $1 million

The shark fin trade kills more than 70 million sharks each year and has led to the extinction of over a quarter of shark species.
Kobe Bryant going on a shark dive in 2013, while wearing Nikes.

Kobe Bryant once swam with sharks so a marine conservation group named a great white after him

Kobe Bryant wore a pair of Nikes while diving with sharks in 2013. While planning a comeback against Allen Iverson, he studied how they hunt seals.

1,400 pounds of shark fins worth about $1 million were seized in a Miami port

Officials believe the shipment was on its way from South America to Asia, where shark fins are used for cooking and traditional medicine.
The hammerhead shark trying to take the tarpon fish.

Wild video shows a ‘monster’ hammerhead shark stealing a 180-pound fish straight out of a fisherman’s hands

The Tampa Bay, Florida, fisherman said he and his crew tried to unhook the tarpon fish to give it a chance to escape, but the shark ultimately scarfed it down.
A chain catshark glowing green.

Scientists have discovered why two sharks glow bright green in the depths of the ocean

Only blue light can penetrate this far down, which makes the swell shark and the chain catshark glow in the dark.
Mark Rober and Luke Tipple.

A YouTuber tested whether sharks really can smell a drop of human blood from a mile away, and he seemed to debunk the theory

Mark Rober, a former NASA engineer, decided to conduct an experiment to see whether sharks could smell a drop of blood in the sea from a mile away.
Scuba divers in a shark cage observe a great white shark near Guadalupe, Mexico.

The movie ‘Jaws’ was inspired by a real shark: In 1916, New Jersey residents engaged in ‘active warfare’ with a shark that kil...

In July 1916, a shark moved up the New Jersey coast, attacking and killing four people. The incidents later inspired the Hollywood blockbuster "Jaws."
A newborn wearing a Baby Shark onesie.

This hospital is dressing babies born during Shark Week in adorable Baby Shark onesies

The "mommy shark" and "daddy shark" will also receive two free tickets to a nearby aquarium to see baby sharks in real life.
Build-A-Bear is swapping out fuzz for fins in honor of Shark Week by releasing adorable shark stuffed animals.

Build-A-Bear is selling adorable shark stuffed animals in honor of Shark Week

The tiger and whale shark plushies cost $29 and accessories, like sunglasses, flip flops, outfits, and more, start at $4.50.
The tiny pocket shark.

Tiny, glow-in-the-dark sharks have been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

It is just 5 and a half inches long, and has some unusual features like a pouch that squirts out small puffs of glowing bioluminous fluid clouds.