Provided by Joel Winston, BioMed Central The precise movements of a young hammerhead shark have been tracked for the first time and are published in the open access journal Animal Biotelemetry. The study, which ran over a 10-month period,...
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A shark that has previosuly been viewed as a member of the scalloped hammerhead family has now been given new status, after scientists discover key features that place it as a distinct shark separate from its scalloped kin.
A new and unnamed shark species originally discovered off the Eastern United States seaboard has a cousin that shares a striking resemblance: The endangered scalloped hammerhead shark.
Federal agency concurs with estimate of 83% population decline, triggering new measures WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shark Advocates International is highlighting a new National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) determination that U.S.
The ancestor of all hammerhead sharks probably appeared abruptly in Earth's oceans about 20 million years ago and was as big as some contemporary hammerheads.
Thursday, the last day of the UN wildlife meeting in Doha, could be the turnaround day for the protection of elephants and two species of sharks that were earlier disregarded by delegates at the 175-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a move lauded by the Pew Environment Group, the Maldives today declared its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), 90,000 square kilometers of the Indian Ocean, as a shark sanctuary free from all shark fishing and also banned all imports and exports of shark fins.
These breakthrough findings provide strong evidence for enacting international trade protection for hammerhead sharks at the March 2010 CITES meeting in Qatar.
Hammerhead sharks are some of the Ocean's most distinctive residents.
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