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Your Videos on QUEST: Kip Evans

Your Videos on QUEST: Kip Evans

Kip Evans is a natural history documentary filmmaker and photographer from Pacific Grove, California. This is an excerpt of his short film, “Isla Holbox: Whale Shark Island."

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After Earth Day, Celebrate the Other 71% with World Oceans Day

After Earth Day, Celebrate the Other 71% with World Oceans Day

It's time to celebrate our ocean with World Oceans Day.

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Got Sharks?

Got Sharks?

What is it about sharks that inspire such controversy? Sharks make good press.

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Protecting Sharks' Marine Protected Areas and "Paper Parks"

Protecting Sharks' Marine Protected Areas and "Paper Parks"

There have been success in countries with resources to enforce and convict violators within marine protected areas, but many of these areas are in name only – "paper parks."

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Reflections on Friends and Heroes

Reflections on Friends and Heroes

One of the things I enjoy most about my job as a media producer is the opportunity to interact with the amazing people, places and things we profile in our stories.

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Would You Eat A Tiger For Lunch?

Would You Eat A Tiger For Lunch?

Most people don’t know that the animals we are eating from the ocean are vastly different from the animals we eat on land.

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Web Extra: Great White Sharks in Captivity

Web Extra: Great White Sharks in Captivity

Over the years The Monterey Bay Aquarium has had success holding a handful of great white sharks in their enormous outer bay exhibit tank. In the process scientists have learned much about these animals and millions of visitors have gotten a chance to meet a live white shark up close and personal.

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The Megalodon's Descendants

The Megalodon's Descendants

Among the ancestors of sharks and rays is the megalodon, 45-90 foot predators that fed on whales and dolphins.

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What makes a shark a shark?

What makes a shark a shark?

So, how do the Bay's leopard sharks, soupfin sharks, sevengill sharks, spiny dogfish, and other shark species differ from "non-shark" fishes? Here are a few key distinctions.

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Reporter's Notes: Moving Day

Reporter's Notes: Moving Day

Nobody likes moving. The packing, taping, lifting, shipping… it can be major hassle. But nobody's experience compares to what's going on at the California Academy of Sciences. They're moving to their new 400,000 square-foot building in Golden Gate Park after three years in downtown San Francisco. But they've got a lot more to move than […]

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Reporter's Notes – Cool Critters: Sharks of the Bay

Reporter's Notes – Cool Critters: Sharks of the Bay

First things first: If you swim in the bay, no need to worry about sharks. None of the experts we spoke to could remember a single instance of someone getting bitten. And you can rest easy about Great Whites too; they don’t seem to have a taste for Bay waters. For more on this, see […]

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Cool Critters: Sharks of the Bay

Cool Critters: Sharks of the Bay

Do sharks live in San Francisco Bay? QUEST heads out on a shark-tagging expedition to unlock the secrets of some of the bay's biggest and least known predators.

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Sharks of the San Francisco Bay

Sharks of the San Francisco Bay

Great white sharks outside the Golden Gate Bridge may get all the attention, but a new tagging program seeks to unlock the secrets of the considerable shark population inside the bay.

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