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A Collage Of Senses Help Sharks Hunt For Food: Study
2014-04-07 11:22:28

[ Watch the Video: Sharks Sense Prey In Surprising Way ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sharks are highly-evolved killing machines and a new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE has compiled a comprehensive picture of how these marine predators hunt – from start to finish. The study portrays the collage of senses used by sharks to detect, track and strike their prey with ruthless efficiency. The research team – from the University of South...

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2011-06-09 08:19:02

By Eric Stroud, Shark Defense SMART Hookâ“ž¢ combines two shark repellent technologies into standard fishing hooks in order to reduce the number of sharks caught from commercial fishing Scientists have developed a new type of fishing hook to reduce the number of sharks accidently caught from commercial fishing. The special hook, called SMART Hookâ“ž¢ (Selective Magnetic and Repellent-Treated Hook), combines two shark repellent...

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2010-05-18 10:12:18

The ancestor of all hammerhead sharks probably appeared abruptly in Earth's oceans about 20 million years ago and was as big as some contemporary hammerheads, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder. But once the hammerhead evolved, it underwent divergent evolution in different directions, with some species becoming larger, some smaller, and the distinctive hammer-like head of the fish changing in size and shape, said CU-Boulder Professor Andrew Martin of the...

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2009-11-27 09:15:00

Hammerhead sharks are some of the Ocean's most distinctive residents. 'Everyone wants to understand why they have this strange head shape,' says Michelle McComb from Florida Atlantic University. One possible reason is the shark's vision. 'Perhaps their visual field has been enhanced by their weird head shape,' says McComb, giving the sharks excellent stereovision and depth perception. However, according to McComb, there were two schools of thought on this theory. In 1942, G. Walls speculated...

2009-09-30 11:15:10

The official cause of death of nine bonnethead sharks and two black tip sharks found dead in Marco Island, Fla., remains unknown, officials say. Collier County pollution control specialist Rhonda Watkins said fish tissue samples taken from the sharks found dead Tuesday on Sand Dollar Island were being tested along with water samples to determine what killed them, the Naples (Fla.) News reported. Watkins suggested the 11 sharks, which did not wash up in the same location on the beach, may have...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.