Expedition Chief Scientist Michael Hyatt, from Adventure Aquarium in New Jersey, talks about the scientific research to learn more about great white sharks. Megan Raymond video
Danielle Dixson of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at University of Delaware talks about researching shark parasites. Produced by Megan Raymond
Delmarva will have a famous familiar fin grace its waters just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. Mary Lee the great white shark has returned to Delmarva's coast. Produced by Ryan Marshall
Montauk the great white shark is a new visitor to Delmarva.
Two boats have recently seen whale sharks way off the coast of Ocean City. Produced by Ryan Marshall
An injured thresher shark stranded itself on the rocks at the Indian River Inlet Tuesday, authorities said. Video courtesy of the Center for the Inland Bays. Produced by Ryan Marshall
Scientists from the Guy Harvey Research Institute put a satellite tracker in the dorsal fin of a common thresher shark while on an expedition with Captain Mark Sampson of the Fish Finder. The crew was 32 miles off the coast of Ocean City.
Honolulu beachgoers came across a tiger shark with a fishing line stuck in it's mouth. They were able to cut the line and return it safely to the ocean all while avoiding a shark bite.
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- Watch: Giant whale shark seen off coast of Ocean City
- Watch: Officials attempt to help stranded thresher shark
- Thresher shark released with satellite tag off Ocean City
- Shark tangled in fishing line saved by beachgoers
A Maryland fishing party may have made a rare catch — a 105-pound (47-kilogram) opah, or moonfish.
Local news outlets report Capt. Austin Ensor and his three crew members set sail Sunday and are believed to have caught the moonfish off Ocean City.
Ensor said they had just caught an 80-pound (36-kilogram) swordfish when the fish grabbed their bait. After over an hour, they reeled it in.
According to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the moonfish can be found in open waters in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, but catching one is rare off the East Coast.
Gregg Bortz with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources said the department could not confirm the catch or if it was the first time an opah had been caught in Maryland.