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Unborn Sand Tiger Sharks Cannibalize One Another To Become Sole Survivor
2013-05-01 15:25:41

In some sexually reproducing species, the competition between males to pass on their genetic material ends with conception. However, for sand tiger sharks that competition extends into the female’s uteri where baby sharks cannibalize one another until only one remains.

Research Shows Great White Sharks Enjoy Their Hawaiian Vacations
2013-04-19 19:41:26

New research in the Journal of Marine Biology revealed previously unknown details about Great White sharks that roam the waters surrounding Hawaii.

Food Scavengers: Great White Sharks Don't Just Kill For Food
2013-04-11 06:34:37

Great whites have long been labeled as cold-blooded killers and man-eaters. But new research shows that these sharks actually scavenge whale carcasses for food from time to time.

Scientists Discover Secret Migration Patterns Of The White Shark
2013-04-04 15:39:52

According to research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Animal Biotelemetry, satellite tagging has helped map the secret migration of white sharks.

2013-03-14 17:49:13

CITES plenary today accepted Committee recommendations to list five species of highly traded sharks under the CITES Appendices, along with those for the listing of both manta rays and one species of sawfish.

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.

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.

Liquid Robotics Wave Glider To Track Pacific Great White Sharks
2012-08-18 07:20:34

Marine scientists in the US have deployed a surfing robot off the coast of San Francisco in order to help track tagged great white sharks in the Pacific Ocean, various media outlets reported Friday.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.