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Ocean Hotspots Let Researchers Track Marine Life
2013-02-18 13:07:13

At the annual meeting of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this Sunday, a Stanford professor discussed a new method for “biologging” the activities of various sea creatures using oceanic "WiFi hotspots" technology.

Shark Attacks In The US Have Increased
2013-02-12 05:29:12

The International Shark Attack File report released this week by the University of Florida reveals that shark attacks in the U.S. reached a decade high in 2012. Worldwide fatalities, however, remained average.

California Great White Sharks May Get Endangered Species Status
2013-02-07 14:59:48

On Wednesday, California's Fish and Game Commission recommended that the endangered status be given to great white sharks in the waters under their jurisdiction.

Great White Sharks Descended From Ancient Mako Sharks
2012-11-15 09:15:34

One of the largest living predatory animals and a magnet for media sensationalism, the great white shark has a misunderstood evolutionary history.

Sharks Get A Bad Rap In The Media
2012-11-08 04:49:56

The treatment of sharks in the media and popular culture has been historically rather harsh. A new study from Michigan State University reveals that this negative image is affecting their survival.

Bull Sharks Have Most Powerful Bite
2012-10-21 09:59:37

The shark with the most powerful bite isn't the Great White or the Hammerhead, scientists have discovered -- rather, it is the Bull shark that bites with the most force relative to its size.

White Shark Diet Varies By Individual
2012-09-30 08:52:34

Marine scientists have long known that white sharks feed on seals and sea lions, but a new study demonstrates that there is surprising variability in the diets of individual sharks.

Sharks And Rays Need More Protection From Overfishing
2012-09-05 05:41:31

At the IUCN's World Conservation Congress this week, the Wildlife Conservation Society urged the world's governments to take urgent steps to save sharks and rays from the relentless pressure of overfishing for international trade.


Latest Great white shark Reference Libraries

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2007-04-18 15:16:24

The Cookiecutter shark, Isistius brasiliensis, also known as the cigar shark or luminous shark, is a small rarely-seen dogfish shark. Anatomy and morphology The Cookiecutter sharks often glow green and grow up to 20 in (50 cm) long. The underside of the shark is bioluminescent, glowing a pale blue-green that matches the background light from the ocean's surface that serves as camouflage to creatures beneath it. However, a small non-luminescent patch appears black deceiving the shark's...

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2007-03-19 15:01:39

The Basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, is the second largest fish after the whale shark. The basking shark is a cosmopolitan species - it is found in all the world's temperate oceans. It is a slow moving and generally harmless filter feeder. Like other large sharks, basking sharks are at risk of extinction due to a combination of low resilience and overfishing through increasing demands for the sharks' fins, flesh and organs. Taxonomy This shark is called the basking shark because it...

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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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2007-03-13 10:15:41

The Oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, is a large pelagic shark of tropical and warm temperate seas. It is a stocky shark, most notable for its long, white tipped rounded fins. This aggressive but slow-moving fish dominates feeding frenzies, and has attacked more humans than all other shark species combined "” it is a notable danger to survivors of oceanic ship wrecks and downed aircraft. Recent studies have shown that its numbers are in steep decline "” its large fins...

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2007-03-13 10:06:17

The Bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, also known as the Bull whaler, Zambezi River shark or colloquially Zambi, is common worldwide in warm, shallow waters along coasts and well-known for its unpredictable, often aggressive behavior. They have a tolerance for fresh water that is unique among marine sharks, and can travel far up rivers, posing a threat to those who venture into the water. As a result they are probably responsible for the majority of attacks on humans that take place near the...

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