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Sharks Go Home To Give Birth
2013-12-05 14:07:20

[ Watch The Video: Lemon Shark Giving Birth ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New findings published in the journal Molecular Ecology shows that sharks head back to their origins to give birth. Salmon and sea turtles are known to head back to their birthplace in order to lay eggs, but this is the first time that scientists have confirmed that sharks do the same. These findings could have a big impact on local shark conservation efforts. Researchers conducted a...

Tiger Shark Attacks In Hawaii More Prominent During Migration
2013-09-06 09:22:06

[ Watch the Video: Migrating Sharks May Be To Blame For Increased Attacks ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Based on a seven-year study of tiger shark movement, marine biologists from the University of Hawaii and University of Florida discovered that about 25 percent of the mature female tiger sharks...

New Shark Species Uses Fins To Walk On Ocean Floor
2013-09-02 10:34:52

[ Watch the Video: New Walking Shark Species Identified ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. This ambulating aquatic creature uses its fins to gently glide across the sea floor on its belly as it searches for food and a place to rest. The newly discovered...

Scientists Discover Secret Migration Patterns Of The White Shark
2013-04-04 15:39:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Animal Biotelemetry, satellite tagging has helped map the secret migration of white sharks. Researchers using satellite tagging found that pregnant female sharks travel between a mating area at Guadalupe Island and a nursery in Baja California, which puts them and their young at risk from commercial fishing. White sharks live most of their life in the open...

Shark Tooth Weapons Lead To Discovery Of Extinct Marine Species
2013-04-04 12:28:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sharks played a key role in the lives of ancient Pacific islanders. Not only were these animals hunted as food, but their teeth were also used to create deadly weapons. Based on an analysis of ancient weapons found on the Gilbert Islands, modern day biologists said they have discovered two locally extinct species of shark that once inhabited the central Pacific. According to Joshua Drew, a biologist at New York's Columbia University...

2013-03-14 17:49:13

CITES plenary today accepted Committee recommendations to list five species of highly traded sharks under the CITES Appendices, along with those for the listing of both manta rays and one species of sawfish. Japan, backed by Gambia and India, unsuccessfully challenged the Committee decision to list the oceanic whitetip shark, while Grenada and China failed in an attempt to reopen debate on listing three hammerhead species. Colombia, Senegal, Mexico and others took the floor to defend...

Sharks Endangered Globally Due To Overfishing
2013-03-03 06:30:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Overfishing kills an average of 100 million sharks worldwide each year, according to new research highlighting the dangers faced by many different species of fish as they attempt to avoid possible extinction. According to Dan Stone of National Geographic Magazine, biologists from  Dalhousie University in Canada and colleagues used data obtained from global shark catch reports and nearly 100 past research papers to estimate...


Latest Carcharhinidae Reference Libraries

Barbeled Houndshark, Leptocharias smithii
2012-09-03 08:24:18

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,...

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2009-01-13 18:47:43

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 8° S to 33° 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...

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2007-04-13 19:56:36

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...

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2007-04-13 19:44:35

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...

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2007-03-13 10:25:08

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...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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