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2014-02-26 23:23:39

Since opening six months ago, the National Aquarium’s $12.5 million Blacktip Reef exhibit is not only boosting attendance at the popular Baltimore attraction, but also its reputation as a leading

Shark Attacks In The US Have Increased
2013-02-12 05:29:12

The International Shark Attack File report released this week by the University of Florida reveals that shark attacks in the U.S. reached a decade high in 2012. Worldwide fatalities, however, remained average.

Study Finds Drastic Decline in Reef Shark Population
2012-04-29 04:40:15

An international team of marine scientists has discovered that the population of reef sharks living the Pacific Ocean have decreased by at least 90% over the past several decades.

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2011-03-02 11:15:59

Researchers, writing in the Journal of Animal Ecology suggest that some shark species have "mental maps" of their ranges and can pinpoint locations in the ocean up to 30 miles away.

2009-09-23 21:22:21

Officials said 1,261 live fish, including seven sharks, have arrived in Britain following a 4,000-mile plane ride from Barbados. Biologists with the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, England, said only 21 small fish died before the plane was unloaded in Exeter, England.

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2007-06-25 15:10:00

Asexual reproduction is common in some insect species, rarer in reptiles and fish, and has never been documented in mammals. Until now, sharks were not considered likely candidates.


Latest Blacktip reef shark Reference Libraries

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2007-03-13 10:20:57

The Blacktip reef shark, Carcharhinus melanopterus, is a shark of tropical and warm temperate seas. It is often confused with the Blacktip shark, Carcharhinus limbatus. Distribution One of the most common sharks found in shallow, sometimes as shallow as 11.81 in (30cm) water around coral reefs of Indo-Pacific and Caribbean waters. The water they swim in is usually 70"“80º F (20"“27° C). Blacktip reef sharks do not venture into tropical lakes and rivers far from the ocean....

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2007-03-13 10:09:47

The Blacktip shark, Carcharhinus limbatus, is a large shark, native to the continental and insular shelves of tropical and warm temperate seas around the world. The Blacktip is a large fairly stout shark, grey in color, normally with black-tipped fins. It has a long, narrow, pointed snout, long gill slits, a large first dorsal fin and fairly large second dorsal. Taxonomy The Blacktip shark was first described by Achille Valenciennes in Müller & Henle (1839) as Carcharias...

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2007-03-13 10:06:17

The Bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, also known as the Bull whaler, Zambezi River shark or colloquially Zambi, is common worldwide in warm, shallow waters along coasts and well-known for its unpredictable, often aggressive behavior. They have a tolerance for fresh water that is unique among marine sharks, and can travel far up rivers, posing a threat to those who venture into the water. As a result they are probably responsible for the majority of attacks on humans that take place near the...

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2007-03-13 09:53:18

The Gray reef shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos, is one of the most common sharks in Indo-Pacific waters, from the Red Sea to Easter Island. It is found at depths down to about 820.21 ft (250 m) in lagoons and close to islands and coral reefs. As its name suggests, the shark is gray overall, with a white underside. The tips of most fins, except the first dorsal fin, are darker, and the trailing edge of the caudal fin has a prominent black margin. Some individuals have a white pattern on...

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2007-03-12 22:48:04

The blue shark, Prionace glauca is a carcharhinid shark which is found in the deep waters of the world's temperate and tropical oceans. They prefer cooler waters and are not found, for example, in the Gulf of Mexico, the Adriatic or Red Sea. Blue sharks are known to migrate long distances, from New England to South America for example. Although generally lethargic, they are capable of moving very quickly if the need arises. Blue sharks are viviparous and are noted for their large litters of...

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