Tag - sharks



Marine ecologist Salvador Jorgensen and his research assistant Dylan Moran observe a shark basking off a beach in central California.
Oct 4, 2023
Climate change draws great white sharks north, threatening ecosystem
The main risk from these predators is not to swimmers and surfers, but to otters.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 9, 2023
Whale sharks see in dark due to mutation behind blindness in humans
Triggered by the colder temperatures of deep water, the mutation activates visual pigments that sense blue light, the only color that reaches such depths.
Japan Times
Mar 28, 2023
Thai beach made famous in movie struggles to balance sharks with tourism
Conservationists say shark numbers are thinning out after authorities in Maya Bay allowed visits to resume, as the beach battles to preserve its ecosystem and and livelihoods.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 6, 2022
'Jaws' may have outmaneuvered 'The Meg' in ancient shark showdown
The megalodon was one of the largest predators in Earth's history, appearing about 15 million years ago and going extinct about 3.6 million years ago.
Japan Times
Oct 19, 2021
NHL suspends Sharks' Evander Kane for COVID-19 protocol violation
The 30-year-old, who had reportedly been under investigation for submitting a falsified COVID-19 vaccination card, will miss more than a quarter of the regular season.
Japan Times
Dec 16, 2019
Ibaraki's Aqua World aquarium plans first whale shark display in eastern Japan
The Ibaraki Prefectural Government is planning to showcase a whale shark at an aquarium in the prefecture, officials said Monday.
Japan Times
Oct 17, 2019
Sharks' Evander Kane notches hat trick in first period in triumph over Hurricanes
Evander Kane scored a hat trick in the first period, and Martin Jones made it stand up with 36 saves as the San Jose Sharks picked up their third consecutive win with a 5-2 victory over the Carolina Hurriances on Wednesday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Oct 10, 2019
Fossils of 'shark-toothed' carnivorous dinosaur dating back 115 million years found in Thailand
Fossils of a large carnivorous dinosaur that was a top predator about 115 million years ago have been unearthed in Thailand — a brute that was among the early members of an impressive group of flesh-ripping dinosaurs known for their shark-like teeth.
Japan Times
Jun 20, 2019
Canada becomes first G20 country to ban trade in shark fins
Canada passed a new law banning the import and export of shark fins, which also includes a requirement to rebuild depleted fish populations.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Feb 23, 2019
Sameya: Making shark profitable and delicious
For his food truck, Sameya, owner-chef Takumi Takase has developed a delicious menu of dishes using shark meat from Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, providing a stable income for local fishermen.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 19, 2019
The real 'Jaws': Great white shark's genetic secrets revealed
The great white shark, one of the most fearsome predators in the world's oceans in both fact and fiction, is a formidable creature — right down to its genes.
Japan Times
Dec 27, 2018
Shop selling sharkskin products hopes to revive tsunami-hit Kesennuma, known for shark fishing
The owner of a shop specializing in products made from sharkskin hopes the business will help revitalize a northeastern Japanese city devastated by tsunami and fire following the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011.
Japan Times
Mar 8, 2018
Sunwolves starting lineup features 11 changes for match against Sharks
Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph made wholesale changes to his team Thursday ahead of Saturday's Super Rugby game against the Sharks in Durban, South Africa.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 1, 2018
Scientists dive in to crack the mysteries of the elusive, majestic whale shark
Japan Times
May 21, 2017
Sharks outclass lowly Sunwolves
The Sunwolves were once again reminded Saturday of the gulf that exists between Super Rugby and the Top League in a 38-17 defeat to the Sharks at Singapore National Stadium.
Japan Times
May 19, 2017
Sunwolves' Matsushima relishing clash with former team Sharks
Sunwolves fullback Kotaro Matsushima has extra reason for the Japanese Super Rugby side to come away with a win against the Sharks this weekend.
May 18, 2017
Sunwolves veterans return to bolster lineup before match against Sharks
There were some familiar faces on show Thursday as the Sunwolves trained on the grounds of UWCSEA international school ahead of Saturday's Super Rugby game against South Africa's Sharks at Singapore National Stadium.
Japan Times
Feb 24, 2017
Hill has high hopes for Yao in new role as CBA president
Longtime NBA coach Bob Hill welcomed Yao Ming's unanimous appointment this week as the Chinese Basketball Association's new president.
Jul 25, 2016
Shark likely attacked surfer off Kochi Prefecture
A shark is believed to have attacked a 29-year-old man Sunday evening when he was surfing in shallow waters off Irino Beach, a popular surfing spot in Kuroshio, Kochi Prefecture.
Jul 23, 2016
Creature from the deep
I hate seaweed.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on