Video of the Day: Mutilating Sharks Is A $500 Million Per Year Industry

Recent footage of for-sale Hammerhead sharks at a Chinese fish market has made headlines — and reignited discussion about the problem of shark finning.

On the morning of April 9, hammerhead sharks were spotted for sale at a wharf in Sanya, Hainan province. The video quickly circulated online, mainly because hammerhead sharks are considered a globally endangered species — and because it called to mind how consumer tastes have seriously threatened shark populations over the years.

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Video Of The Day: The Only Known Footage Of The Titanic

On April 14, 1912 at 11:40 p.m., the Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic. By 2:24 a.m., the ship had reached the ocean floor. Twelve days earlier, when the massive vessel left dock for its first sea trial, nobody knew anything.

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Video Of The Day: Meet The Blue Dragon, The World’s Most Beautiful — And Deadly — Slug

Recently, miniature blue dragons washed up on Australia’s shores. The dragons drew in beachgoers, as they always do, with their strange, singular beauty. But no matter how beautiful or small these creatures are, if you ever see one, you should back far, far away.

These dragons, also known as blue angels and sea swallows, are technically called Glaucus atlanticus, and are simply sea slugs that top out at around an inch long. But what they lack in size, they make up for in ferocity and beauty.

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Video Of The Day: Watch A Seahorse Give Birth To 2,000 Babies In 30 Seconds

This video might change the way you feel about childbirth.

The fact that seahorse birth is handled by the males, and not the females, is likely common knowledge, but still a strikingly rare thing in nature. In fact, seahorses are one of only two animal groups where the male is the one that gives birth (the other is the pipefish, a more ruthless male carrier that aborts embryos from ugly mothers).

No matter how fascinating you find that fact, actually watching a seahorse give birth on video can be a little off-putting, to say the least.

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