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2008-11-10 11:05:00

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). The group said action must be taken immediately in order to change the current downward trend. Among new changes, the IUCN said tougher fishing controls would be needed in the European Union. A zero catch for spiny dogfish and all deepwater sharks...

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2008-09-18 13:57:59

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. More than 90 of the newly named species were identified by scientists in a 1994 book "Sharks and Rays of Australia" but remained scientifically undescribed. One rare species of carpet shark catalogued was found in the belly of another shark. A revised 2009 edition of the book by Australia's peak...

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2008-04-16 11:30:00

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.Last month scientists from the CSIRO Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship fitted acoustic tags to 50 gulper sharks, swellsharks and green eye dogfish near Port Lincoln, South Australia.They will track the shark's movements in a closed area designed to protect the gulper shark "“ a species which is severely...


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2007-03-19 14:31:18

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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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