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With more than 55 sharks on exhibit, Newport Aquarium is the place to visit in Greater Cincinnati during Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Newport, Ky.
The South Carolina Aquarium Adds Three Male Nurse Sharks to the Great Ocean Tank Charleston, S.C.
Sharks are highly-evolved killing machines and a new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE has compiled a comprehensive picture of how these marine predators hunt – from start to finish.
Researchers have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in seven species of sharks and redfish captured in waters off Belize, Florida, Louisiana and Massachusetts.
Officials said 1,261 live fish, including seven sharks, have arrived in Britain following a 4,000-mile plane ride from Barbados. Biologists with the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, England, said only 21 small fish died before the plane was unloaded in Exeter, England.
The Nurse Shark, Ginglymostoma cirratum, is a shark in the nurse sharks family, the only member of its genus Ginglymostoma. It may reach a length of 14.1 ft (4.3 m). Taxonomy The name nurse shark is thought to be a corruption of nusse, a name which once referred to the Catsharks of the family Scyliorhinidae. The nurse shark family name, Ginglymostomatidae, derives from the Greek words for hinge and mouth. Distribution and habitat The nurse shark is a common inshore bottom-dwelling...