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According to research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Animal Biotelemetry, satellite tagging has helped map the secret migration of white sharks.
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.
A new report has found that wandering oceanic whitetip sharks regularly migrate home to waters around the Bahamas.
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...
The Silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, is a large pelagic shark of tropical and warm temperate seas. Distribution This species is found worldwide in tropical and warm temperate > 73.4 Â°F (> 23 Â°C) seas. It is usually pelagic, but sometimes approaches the coast, especially at remote offshore islands. It is found to depths of at least 1640.42 ft (500 m). Appearance This shark has a large 'typical' shark body, slender with 'silky' smooth skin. It is brown-grey dorsally and...
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