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2008-12-18 19:47:38

A fisherman seeking out marine life off the coast of Volusia County, Fla., said he caught a 663-pound hammerhead shark. The commercial fisherman said the shark, which measured more than 13 feet in length, was reeled in Wednesday, WESH-TV, Orlando, Fla., reported Thursday. Experts said hammerhead sharks can grow to reach lengths of more than 20 feet.

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2008-06-11 10:45:00

Scientists recently revealed evidence to show that populations of sharks in the Mediterranean are declining, by as much as 99 percent in some species.The data indicates that fishing is the primary cause of the shark's decline.The study, published in the journal Conservation Biology, brought together logs from fishermen to plot population trends of five top predatory sharks. There are currently 447 species of sharks in the Mediterranean, 20 of which are top predators.Over-fishing combined with...

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2008-02-19 05:00:00

The scalloped hammerhead shark will be added to the "globally endangered" species list this year.  Among the reasons are over-fishing and demand for shark fins, according to discussions that took place during last week's annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Speaking at the Boston meeting, Dr Julia Baum, a marine ecologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a member of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), said excessive fishing...

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2008-02-17 18:05:00

Sharks are disappearing from the world's oceans. The numbers of many large shark species have declined by more than half due to increased demand for shark fins and meat, recreational shark fisheries, as well as tuna and swordfish fisheries, where millions of sharks are taken as bycatch each year. Now, the global status of large sharks has been assessed by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), which is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, scientific-based information source on the...

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2007-06-25 15:10:00

NORFOLK, Va. -- Veterinarian Bob George sliced open the dead shark and saw the outline of a fish. No surprise there, since sharks digest their food slowly. Then George realized he wasn't looking at the stomach of the blacktip reef shark, but at her uterus. In it was a perfectly formed, 10-inch-long shark pup that was almost ready to be born. George was dumbfounded. He had been examining the shark, Tidbit, to figure out why she reacted badly to routine sedatives during a physical and died,...

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2004-12-15 08:18:39

PARIS (AFP) -- Marine biologists say they have obtained the first proof that sharks can spot changes in magnetic fields, boosting evidence that the fish have an internal compass to guide them as well as a phenomenal sense of smell. A Hawaii University team trained six sandbar sharks and one scalloped hammerhead shark to associate food with an artificial magnetic field, they report in a publication of Britain's Royal Society. The field, derived from a copper coil surrounding the sharks'...


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