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Image 1 - Stanford Biologist Students Tackle Squid Mystery In Mexican Waters
2011-11-21 10:44:37

[ Watch the Video ] While shorter days and colder weather move many of us to hunker under the covers, researchers who spent their summers in fieldwork are more likely to be hunched over microscopes and curled over keyboards, scrutinizing samples and crunching data from their summer's labors. One such researcher is marine biologist William Gilly, who spent a month last summer in Mexico's Sea of Cortez tracking the sometimes-elusive Humboldt squid. Researchers from several universities...

2006-03-02 17:55:00

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican marine biologist has discovered a new shark species in the murky depths of Mexico's Sea of Cortez, the first new shark find in the wildlife-rich inlet in 34 years. Postgraduate student Juan Carlos Perez was on a fishing boat in early 2003 studying sharks from the Mustelus family netted at depths of 660 feet when he noticed some of them had darker skin and white markings. The sharks, slender, dark gray-brown and around 5 feet (1.5 meters) long, turned out to...


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2009-01-20 19:15:53

The Shovelnose Guitarfish (Rhinobatos productus) is a species of ray that is found in Pacific waters from central California down to the Sea of Cortez. It can be found, sometimes in large numbers, over sand or mud sand bottoms in colder, shallow coastal waters. This fish is also known as the Shovelnose Shark, Pointed-nosed Guitarfish, and simply Guitarfish. The body of the guitarfish is depressed and gradually tapers into the tail. The snout is somewhat long and rounded at the tip. The top...

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