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Sharks in the North Atlantic are in serious danger of being driven out of existence due to the fishing activities of nations such as Spain, Portugal, France and Britain, according to Swiss-based International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
In an attempt to help conservation of marine animals and aid in climate change monitoring, scientists using DNA have catalogued and described 100 new species of sharks and rays in Australian waters.
Deep-sea sharks have been tagged and tracked and their habitats precisely mapped in world-first research to test the conservation value of areas closed to commercial fishing.
The Gulper sharks are a family (Centrophoridae) of squaliform sharks. The family contains just two genera and approximately 15 species. These are generally deepwater fish. While some, such as the gulper shark Centrophorus granulosus, are found worldwide and fished commercially, others are uncommon and little-known. Their usual prey is other fish; some are known to feed on squid, octopus, and shrimp. Some species live on the bottom (benthic), while others are pelagic. The members of the...
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