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Scientists Name New Species Of Catshark
2012-03-08 04:30:50

John McCosker, the Chair of Aquatic Biology at the California Academy of Sciences, collected specimens of a new catshark while diving in 1,400 to 1,900 foot waters of the Galapagos islands. The new species named Bythaelurus giddingsi, is approximately one-foot long with chocolate-brown coloration and irregularly distributed spots on its body. McCosker said in a recent press release: “The discovery of a new shark species is always interesting, particularly at this time when sharks...

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2010-03-17 10:36:37

A team of Spanish researchers has studied the diet of three species of sharks living in the deep waters in the area of El Cachucho, the first Protected Marine Area in Spain, which is located in the Cantabrian Sea off the coast of Asturias. These animals feed on the resources available in their environment, according to changes taking place in the ocean depths. "All the sections of the food chain are inter-related in these deep-sea ecosystems, and a small change in any one of the links in this...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.