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

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.

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2011-06-09 08:19:02

SMART Hookâ„¢ combines two shark repellent technologies into standard fishing hooks in order to reduce the number of sharks caught from commercial fishing.

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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.

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2009-11-27 09:15:00

Hammerhead sharks are some of the Ocean's most distinctive residents.

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...


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.