Latest Carcharhinidae Stories
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
Turtle Island Restoration Network, Charles Darwin Foundation, Galapagos National Park Directorate, UMass Dartmouth and OCEARCH collaborate to conduct multispecies expedition. (PRWEB)
A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science investigated how several species of coastal sharks respond to stress from catch-and-release fishing.
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A new study tracking the migratory patterns of tiger sharks in the waters near Australia revealed just how important coral reefs are to the survival of this feisty predator.
As if the razor-sharp teeth, powerful jaws and lightning-quick speed weren’t enough, marine biologists have now found that sharks prefer to attack from behind.
A new 20-year study has shown that sharks head back to their home waters to give birth.
The recent rash of shark attacks in the Hawaiian Islands may be explained by the migratory patterns described in a report recently published by the journal Ecology.
Scientists from Conservation International have discovered a new species of shark living in the waters of Indonesia. Unlike other sharks, however, this species has an unusual way of getting around; it walks.
The Barbeled houndshark (Leptocharias smithii) is a species of bottom dwelling shark and sole member of the Leptochariidae family. It is a fish found in the Atlantic Ocean, inhabiting coastal waters of Africa from Mauritania to Angola and found at depths up to 246 feet. It is occasionally found as far north as the Mediterranean Sea. Its habitat is typically muddy water around river mouths. This fish can grow up to 32 inches in length, and is characterized by its long, slender body,...
The Blind Shark (Brachaelurus waddi) is a species of blind shark found in the subtropical southwest pacific Ocean. It is most commonly found off the coast of Queensland and New South Wales, between latitudes 8Â° S to 33Â° S. It is sometimes spotted in shallow tide pools where it is barely submerged or sometimes deeper. It prefers rocky shoreline and coral reefs. It thrives well in aquariums and can live out of water for an extended period. The Blind Shark reaches a length of about 48...
The Kitefin shark, Seal shark, or Black shark, Dalatias licha, is a dogfish, the only species in the genus Dalatias, found in the Atlantic, western Mediterranean, western Indian Ocean, and western Pacific including Japan, Australia, Hawaii, and New Zealand, at depths of 164.04 to 5905.51 ft (50 to 1,800 meters). Its length is from 3.28 to 5.91 ft (1 to 1.8 meters). The Kitefin shark has a blunt snout and both dorsal fins are approximately equal in size. The trailing edges of all fins are...
The Bala shark, Balantiocheilos melanopterus, also known as the tricolor shark, silver shark, or shark minnow, is a schooling community fish of family Cyprinidae and the sole member of the genus Balantiocheilos. This species is not a true shark, but is commonly called a "shark" because of its torpedo-shaped body and large fins. Native Habitat The Bala shark's native habitats include streams and rivers in Southeast Asia (Sumatra, Thailand, Borneo, Malaysia, etc.) Aquarium Care...
The Lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris, is a well studied shark belonging to the family Carcharhinidae. Distribution and habitat It is found mainly along the subtropical and tropical parts of the Atlantic coast of North and South America. Reproduction Lemon sharks are viviparous, females giving birth to between 4 and 17 young every other year in warm and shallow lagoons. The young have to fend for themselves and remain in shallow water near mangroves until they grow larger. With...
- The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
- A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.