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How the Creator of ‘Jaws’ Became the Shark’s Greatest Defender

Peter Benchley wrote a bestselling novel and blockbuster movie—then spent the rest of his career struggling to protect sharks from the stigma that his masterpiece unleashed.

The Bounty Hunter in My Basement

When my landlord let a drunk and drifting bounty hunter crash at our home, I wanted him out immediately…but what I really wanted was to learn everything he knew.

The Shark Attack that Shook the 1700s

How a few gruesome minutes in Havana Harbor changed the life of a fourteen-year-old orphan, upended the art world, and transformed the way humans think about sharks.

Secret Life of a Con Man

The son of a bank robber and sibling of a psychopath explains how he found his own calling scamming a litany of unsuspecting suckers.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Great White Shark

A fanatical fear of sharks scares a longtime surfer out of the water, but an offbeat website and many hours with the Discovery Channel help her learn to love the ocean again.