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2011-04-29 08:15:00

Studies show that coastal sharks have "DNA zip codes" that can reveal where they were born; underscores potential of DNA testing to monitor fin trade STONY BROOK, N.Y., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international team of scientists, led by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, has used DNA to determine that groups of dusky sharks (Carcharhinus obscurus) and copper sharks (Carcharhinus brachyurus) living in different coastal regions across...

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2011-04-28 06:35:00

An international team of scientists have used DNA to determine that groups of dusky sharks and copper sharks living in different coastal regions across the globe are in fact separate populations of each species. Both groups are heavily exploited for the shark fin trade, which claims tens of millions of animals every year to produce the Asian delicacy: shark fin soup. Many of these fish are declining rapidly as a result of pressures of fishing for their fins. The dusky shark is classified by...

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2008-09-01 09:30:00

Associated Press There's no telling what might turn up in Lake Michigan. Rich Fasi, of Traverse City, said he found a dead 2-foot shark in the water while fishing on West Grand Traverse Bay on Wednesday. The saltwater fish was a juvenile blacktip shark, said Mark Tonello, a fisheries biologist from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Tonello said someone might have caught the shark off the Atlantic Coast and kept it on ice while bringing it to northern Michigan. Another...


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2007-03-13 10:23:08

The Dusky shark, Carcharhinus obscurus, is one of the larger species of shark, reaching 771.62 lb (350 kg). The Dusky shark is also known as the Black whaler and Dusky whaler. Less frequently used names include Bay-shark, Brown dusky shark, Brown shark, Common whaler, and Dusky ground shark. Physical description The dusky shark has a long streamlined body that is brown or gray above and white below. On the side of the body a stripe can be seen from the pelvic fins to the head. They can...

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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 10:02:30

The Galapagos shark, Carcharhinus galapagensis, is a species of requiem shark. It was first named in 1905 after specimens were found in the seas around the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos shark is dark grey on top with an off-white belly and a black tail edge. Their average length is around 10 ft(3 m). They are benthic feeders, meaning they hunt prey from the sea floor, such as fish and octopuses. Adult Galapagos sharks are also cannibalistic, feeding on their own young if encountered. The...

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2007-03-13 10:00:09

The Silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, is a large pelagic shark of tropical and warm temperate seas. Distribution This species is found worldwide in tropical and warm temperate > 73.4 °F (> 23 °C) seas. It is usually pelagic, but sometimes approaches the coast, especially at remote offshore islands. It is found to depths of at least 1640.42 ft (500 m). Appearance This shark has a large 'typical' shark body, slender with 'silky' smooth skin. It is brown-grey dorsally and...

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