A longtime shark advocate has published a video showing him surrounded by oceanic blacktip sharks while he calmly discusses why sharks should not be perceived as vicious man-eaters. "I can feel them bumping my legs below me. They're surrounding me, they're going around me," Skyler Thomas says at the beginning of the footage, captured at Aliwal Shoal in South Africa. "And at any time, obviously, these sharks – these apex predators – can take me out effortlessly. Why aren't they?"
A grizzly bear has been captured and killed in Yellowstone National Park, after it was determined that the animal had become too aggressive toward humans. The immature bear had developed a troubling pattern that began in 2015, when it was captured by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and relocated to nearby Caribou-Targhee National Forest. A year later, the bear destroyed campers' gear near Heart Lake in southern Yellowstone – the same area where biologists last week euthanized the animal.
A breaching humpback whale nearly swamped a 16-foot fishing boat this week off Queensland, Australia, in what was described both as a harrowing and magical experience. Perhaps that explains the hysterical reactions expressed by Ben and James Cullen – be sure to turn on the video's volume – as the young leviathan performed its version of a cannonball alongside their vessel.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".