Please select your home edition
Edition
FBW submit news (top)

Poll: Which of these four sharks is the freakiest?

by NOAA Fisheries 17 Jul 12:10 UTC
Four freaky sharks © NOAA Fisheries

We're pouring over our material for Shark Week and found some pretty freaky species of shark. But we couldn't decide which was the freakiest of the fish. So we need your help!

Visit NOAA Fisheries social media accounts to vote for one of these freaky fish. We'll reveal the winner and more freakish details on Freaky Shark Friday!

The final four:

1. Basking Shark

We're working to learn more about this elusive, school bus-sized shark. Vote for the basking shark to see the freaky side of this giant on Friday.

2. Cookie Cutter Shark

The cookie cutter shark isn't big and looks like a cigar. But the freaky of this shark is in that perfectly round mouth. Vote for the cookie cutter shark to learn about his inner freaky on Friday!

3. Pocket Shark

Back to the tiny ocean-dwellers for this little cutie. At 5-1/2 inches long, this recently discovered shark hides something special—and freaky—in those little pockets. Vote for the pocket shark to find out what it is on Friday.

4. Thresher Shark

This shark's tail grows to be half it's body length and wait until you learn what he can do with it! Vote for the thresher shark to find out what that freaky tail does this Friday!

Vote now:

Related Articles

Essential fish habitats updated interactive mapper
Use updated Essential Fish Habitat Mapper to view important habitat for managed fish species EFH is the habitat managed species need to complete their life cycles and it serves a foundational role in sustainably harvested U.S. seafood. The EFH Mapper is an interactive tool for viewing important habitats for managed fish species. Posted on 30 Jul
New study to support in-season management
The study provided recommendations that could improve in-season management tools The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has completed a consensus study report, "Data and Management Strategies for Recreational Fisheries with Annual Catch Limits." Posted on 26 Jul
More habitat, more fish
New tool to estimate fish production within nursery habitats A new interactive tool, Fish Production Calculator for Salt Marsh and Seagrass Habitats, can help us estimate how many juvenile fish or invertebrates are produced within these habitats in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Posted on 24 Jul
Record fish migration through Columbia Fishway
An estimated 5,000 American shad passed through on Broad River in South Carolina Monitoring efforts estimate more than 5,000 American shad passed through the fishway. This shows that fish are successfully passing multiple barriers in their yearly journey up the river to spawn. Posted on 18 Jul
Fiversity opportunities on shellfish farms
Aisha Prohim draws on her agricultural background to raise seafood and increase diversity A growing diversity of aquaculture producers is bringing knowledge of farming, farm practices, and food cultures from around the world to help meet our growing demand for seafood. Posted on 5 Jul
Scientists work to ensure sustainability
U.S. and Russian scientists are working together to provide survey information The cold waters of the eastern Bering Sea support some of the world's largest and best-managed commercial fisheries. Sustainable management of fisheries is founded on scientific information provided by Alaska Fisheries Science Center groundfish surveys. Posted on 26 Jun
Ask Marine Recreational Information Program
Answering your questions about recreational fishing data collection Saltwater anglers, for-hire captains, and other members of the recreational fishing community often ask how we collect recreational fishing data, and how we use that data to estimate total recreational catch. Posted on 21 Jun
Engaging anglers to improve catch practices
NOAA is working to better understand catch and release tools and support fish restoration projects NOAA's Deepwater Horizon restoration partners at the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission selected three new partners to conduct studies on reef fish restoration in the Gulf of Mexico. Posted on 20 Jun
NOAA continues the fight against illegal fishing
Highlighting efforts to combat IUU fishing around the world This day was declared by the United Nations to raise awareness about IUU fishing and its threat to the sustainability of the world's ocean resources. Posted on 14 Jun
Help us improve communications about fishing
NOAA Fisheries is looking for participants to engage in a voluntary survey to help the agency Are you a saltwater recreational angler residing in Atlantic or Gulf coastal states from Maine to Mississippi? Would you like to participate in a voluntary, anonymous survey to help us more effectively communicate with anglers? Posted on 29 May
FBW submit news (top)