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The Evolution Of Jaws Based On A 325M-Year-Old Shark-Like

The Evolution Of Jaws Based On A 325M-Year-Old Shark-Like Fossil

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite having retained their basic "sharkiness" for millions of years, modern sharks have less to tell us about the early evolution of jawed vertebrates—including humans—than was...

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Shark's Eye View Of The Ocean
2014-03-01 05:42:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Hawaii and the University of Tokyo are gaining novel insights into how one of the most feared and least understood ocean predators swims, eats and lives — all courtesy of instruments strapped onto and ingested by sharks. The sharks were outfitted with sophisticated sensors and video recorders to measure and see where they are going, how they are getting there, and what they do once they reach...

Last Glacial Age Decimated Global Killer Whale Population
2014-02-05 09:53:07

[ Watch the Video: Ice Age Decimated Killer Whales ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from an international team of researchers has found that killer whale populations around the world were decimated by the last Ice Age that occurred around 40,000 years ago. The study, which was published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution, is based on a genetic analysis of archival DNA that showed significant genetic diversity bottlenecks in orca...

Effects Of Catch-and-release Fishing On Sharks Examined In New Study
2014-01-30 15:45:04

[ Watch The Video: Catch-And-Releasing Sharks ] University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Researchers analyze blood chemistry, reflexes, and post-release survival of five coastal shark species in South Florida A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science investigated how several species of coastal sharks respond to stress from...

2014-01-29 23:20:45

In a historic biological achievement, Newport Aquarium announced Wednesday that Sweet Pea, the first documented shark ray to breed in a controlled environment, gave birth to seven pups on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Newport, KY (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 In a historic biological achievement, Newport Aquarium announced Wednesday that Sweet Pea, the first documented shark ray to breed in a controlled environment, gave birth to seven pups on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. With Sweet Pea housed at an...

Sharks And Rays Face Extinction
2014-01-23 15:00:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study published in eLife, a quarter of the world’s sharks and rays face extinction within the next few decades due to overfishing. The latest study is the first to survey the cartilaginous fish status throughout coastal seas and oceans, revealing that 249 out of 1,041 sharks and rays fall under three threatened categories on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List. “We now know that...

2014-01-21 08:27:48

GLAND, Switzerland, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A quarter of the world's sharks and rays are threatened with extinction, according to IUCN Red List(TM) criteria, with rays at greater risk than sharks. The findings, published today in the journal eLife, are part of a global assessment of 1,041 species conducted by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group. Ray and sharks are at substantially higher risk than most other groups of animals and have the lowest percentage of species...

2014-01-18 23:00:33

Newport Aquarium announced Saturday that Sweet Pea, the first shark ray to go on display in the Western Hemisphere, is pregnant – marking the first time a shark ray has become pregnant while in a controlled environment. Newport, KY (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 Newport Aquarium announced Saturday that Sweet Pea, the first shark ray to go on display in the Western Hemisphere, is pregnant – marking the first time a shark ray has become pregnant while in a controlled environment. This...

Great Whites Older Than Thought
2014-01-09 10:48:21

[ Watch the Video: Great White Sharks Live Long And Prosper ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Great white sharks have always been considered one of the longer living fish, but a new study in the journal PLOS ONE has found that they actually live much longer than previously believed. Using a radiocarbon analysis, study researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discovered that male...

Coral Reefs Tracking Tiger Sharks
2014-01-09 09:02:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study tracking the migratory patterns of tiger sharks in the waters near Australia revealed just how important coral reefs are to the survival of this feisty predator. The study was published in the journal PLOS ONE on Wednesday and showed that coastal marine parks provide only temporary protection for the sharks. "In this study we looked at migratory movements and fidelity to specific reefs for tiger sharks tagged in New...

Ancient Shark Spawned Like Salmon
2014-01-07 15:16:19

[ Watch the Video: Evidence Of Ancient Shark Migration In Reverse ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published on Tuesday in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology has found that a certain species of ancient shark behaved like salmon in reverse – swimming from freshwater into the ocean for spawning. The study of the long-snouted Bandringa provides the earliest known evidence of shark migration – which took place 310 million years ago in a region now...


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2007-01-19 12:56:54

The bobcat (Lynx rufus, or commonly Felis rufus) is a wild cat native to North America. They are found mostly in the United States, southern Canada, and Northern Mexico. The bobcat is an adaptable animal that inhabits wooded areas as well as semi-desert, urban, and swampland environments. They live in a set home range that shifts in size with the season. They utilize several methods to mark their territorial boundaries including claw marks and deposits of urine or feces. In appearance, the...

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2006-08-16 20:52:41

The Orca or Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) is the largest member of the oceanic dolphin family Delphinidae. They are sometimes referred to as blackfish, a group including pilot whales, pigmy and false killer whales and melon headed whales. It is the second-most widely distributed mammal on Earth (after humans) and is found in all the world's oceans, from the frigid arctic regions to warm, tropical seas. It is also a versatile, deadly predator, eating fish, turtles, birds, seals, sharks and even...

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