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2011-07-01 13:40:20

A new study co-authored by University of Florida researchers provides details on the first cookiecutter shark attack on a live human, a concern as warm summer waters attract more people to the ocean. The study currently online and appearing in the July print edition of Pacific Science warns that swimmers entering the cookiecutter's range of open ocean tropical waters may be considered prey. The sharks feed near the surface at night, meaning daytime swimmers are less likely to encounter them....


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2007-04-19 05:12:06

The Knifetooth dogfish, Scymnodon ringens, is a harmless sleeper shark of the family Dalatiidae, found in the eastern Atlantic, from Scotland to Spain, Portugal, and Senegal, and the southwest Pacific from New Zealand, between latitudes 58° N and 15° N, at depths of between (200 and 1,600 m). Its length is up to 3.61 ft (1.1 m). The Knifetooth dogfish is a rare species inhabiting continental slopes, usually mesopelagic although taken most often near the bottom. It is black in color,...

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2007-04-19 05:08:06

The Sherwood dogfish, Scymnodalatias sherwoodi, is a very rare sleeper shark of the family Dalatiidae, found only around New Zealand. The only specimen studied was about 31.5 in (80 cm) long. The Sherwood dogfish has two dorsal fins of approximately equal size and shape, with no spine in either, and set well back towards the tail. In general appearance it is similar to the Greenland shark. The snout is somewhat flattened but not bulbous; the lower teeth have very high, erect or semi-erect...

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2007-04-19 04:57:56

The Plunket shark, Centroscymnus plunketi, is a sleeper shark of the family Dalatiidae, found around south eastern Australia, and New Zealand, at depths of between 721.79 and 5085.3 ft (220 and 1,550 m) over continental shelves. It reaches a length of 51.18 in (130 cm). The Plunket shark has two dorsal fins of approximately equal size and shape, with a small spine in front of each. It has a very short snout, lanceolate upper teeth and bladelike lower teeth with short, oblique cusps, and a...

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2007-04-19 04:31:39

The Portuguese dogfish, Centroscymnus coelolepis, is a sleeper shark of the family Dalatiidae, found circumglobally on continental slopes and abyssal plains between latitudes 64° N and 48° S, at depths of between 492.13 ft and 2.3 mi (150 and 3700 m). It reaches a length of 3.94 ft (1.2 m). The Portuguese dogfish has dorsal fins with very small spines, very short snout, lanceolate upper teeth and bladelike lower teeth with short, oblique cusps. It has a stocky body that does not...

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2007-04-19 04:28:58

The Prickly dogfish, Oxynotus bruniensis, is a sleeper shark of the family Dalatiidae, found off southern Australia, and New Zealand, on the continental shelf at depths of between 147.64 and 3280.84 ft (45 and 1,000 m). It reaches a length of 23.62 in (60 cm). The prickly dogfish has two very high dorsal fins set on raised fleshy bases. The upper lobe of the caudal fin is also thick and fleshy. There are very prominent dermal denticles that give this fish its common name. The mouth has...

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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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