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Researchers Confirm That The Megalodon Died Out Over Two

Researchers Confirm That The Megalodon Died Out Over Two Million Years Ago

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An ancient 45- to 60-foot shark that resembled a larger version of the Great White shark, became extinct over two million years ago, and its death may have caused whales to grow to their...

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2014-10-23 23:10:02

On October 20, the FDA announced that 2014 bottles of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex, by AMS Health Sciences LLC, are recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on Saba Shark Cartilage Complex....

2014-10-13 23:01:16

Rebranded Program Aims to Educate and Empower Consumers, Encourage Responsibly Harvested Seafood Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 The South Carolina Aquarium is proud to introduce Good Catch, a program previously known as the Sustainable Seafood Initiative. Good Catch was developed to bolster the success of the organization’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative while heightening awareness of sourcing and selling sustainable seafood – all in an effort to provide consumers, diners...

small spotted catshark
2014-10-04 05:45:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We know that our pets have strong personalities because we observe them every day. But who would have guessed that sharks have different personalities as well. A new study, led by the University of Exeter and the Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA), reveals that some sharks are “gregarious,” with strong social connections, while other species of shark are shy and prefer to remain unnoticed. Most animal personalities...

shark egg case
2014-09-16 03:00:23

Aeron Haworth, University of Manchester Sharks, swamps and a tropical rainforest teeming with life – it’s not what comes to mind when you think of Yorkshire, England. But for the first time evidence of Doncaster’s 310-million-year-old past, including a fossilized shark egg case, has been discovered in a derelict mining tip. Some of the fossilized plants and creatures may even be new to science, and as well as the egg case, several horseshoe crabs and some previously unrecorded...

Great Barrier Reef Shark Populations Impacted By Coral Health And No-fishing Zones
2014-09-15 03:50:53

PLOS Sharks in no-fishing zones in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Marine Park are more abundant when the coral is healthy, according to a study published September 10, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Mario Espinoza from James Cook University, Australia and colleagues. Shark species that use coral reefs may be under pressure from fishing, habitat degradation, and climate change. The authors of this study were interested in understanding the factors that affect the distribution...

Sharks In Acidic Waters Could Lose Ability To Smell Food
2014-09-12 03:05:34

By Brett Israel, Georgia Institute of Technology The increasing acidification of ocean waters caused by rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could rob sharks of their ability to sense the smell of food, a new study suggests. Elevated carbon dioxide levels impaired the odor-tracking behavior of the smooth dogfish, a shark whose range includes the Atlantic Ocean off the eastern United States. Adult sharks significantly avoided squid odor after swimming in a pool of water treated...

2014-08-25 04:20:14

Millersville University professor catches 20 sharks with her class MILLERSVILLE, Pa., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each summer across America there are fishing derbies, fish fries and lots of fishing stories. Did you hear the one about the professor who caught 20 sharks on a longline? Actually, that's a true story and comes from the Chincoteague Bay Field Station (CBFS) at Wallops Island, located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. For non-fishermen, a longline uses...

2014-08-16 08:20:15

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y., Aug. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Car wraps and fleet advertising are relatively new, effective, and cost efficient forms of advertising, but not the only method of turning heads. Sometimes, an effective approach for something that is perceived as exciting, such as Discovery Channel's Shark Week, is taking your advertisement blatantly over the top, but in a somewhat subtle way. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140814/136367 In 2014's Premier Shark...

2014-08-13 23:01:19

Growing Global Grassroots Conservation Group, United Conservationists, Jumps in to Save Shark Week with Partners Including Sir Richard Branson, LUSH Handmade Cosmetics and Future Games of London Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Click here for a message from Rob Stewart Click here to view the Sharkwater film trailer United Conservationists announces the Fin Free™ campaign to ban shark fins worldwide – saving sharks and Shark Week from extinction. “100 million sharks are killed...

2014-08-13 16:22:19

MIAMI, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The loss of sharks could contribute to the destruction of one of the planet's most under-appreciated sources of carbon storage -- seagrasses. While sharks are often sensationalized as voracious predators, it's their actual prey that poses a risk to seagrasses, according to FIU researchers. "Seagrasses around the world are under considerable threat -- from pollution to dredging and changes in water quality," said Mike Heithaus, interim...


Latest Shark Reference Libraries

Grey Bamboo Shark, Chiloscylium griseum
2013-10-17 11:02:24

The Grey Bamboo Shark (Chiloscylium griseum) is a species of carpet shark belonging to the family Hemiscylliidae that can be found in the Indo-West Pacific Oceans from the Arabian Sea to Pakistan, India, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Japan, the Philippines, and Papua New Guinea, between latitudes 34 degrees North and 10 degrees South, and longitude 60 degrees East and 150 degrees East. It achieves a length of up to 74 centimeters. The adults are brown in color and have no other coloration....

Brownbanded Bamboo Shark, Chiloscyllium punctatum
2013-10-14 11:36:08

The Brownbanded Bamboo Shark (Chiloscyllium punctatum) is a bamboo shark belonging to the family Hemiscylliidae found in the Indo-West Pacific from Japan to northern Australia, between latitudes 34 degrees north and 26 degrees south, to depths of 279 feet. It achieves a length of 41 inches. While the adults are overall brownish with faint suggestions of bands, the commonly seen juveniles are distinctly barred dark and pale. This shark is classified as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List....

Slender Bamboo Shark, Chiloscyllium indicum
2013-01-15 15:46:23

The slender bamboo shark is a bottom dweller found in shallow coastal waters where the ocean floor is sandy or muddy--around bays, inlets, and coral reefs. Found mainly in the Indo-West Pacific waters from the Arabian Sea to India; also in Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Philippines, and Solomon Islands. It is occasionally found in freshwater of the Perak River of Malaysia. The body of this species is brownish in color covered with dark splotches above and cream colored underneath. The mouth...

Whitespotted Bamboo Shark, Chiloscyllium plagiosum
2013-01-12 08:06:13

This harmless shark is native to the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Indonesia, it is also found in coastal waters from Japan to India. It lives on the ocean floor in shallow areas around coral reefs, hiding during the day and feeding at night. In Taiwan and Madagascar the whitespotted bamboo shark is used for food. Occasionally this species is kept in home aquariums as pets. The young whitespotted bamboo shark will have a black body covered with white and light blue spots and dark vertical...

Barbeled Houndshark, Leptocharias smithii
2012-09-03 08:24:18

The Barbeled houndshark (Leptocharias smithii) is a species of bottom dwelling shark and sole member of the Leptochariidae family. It is a fish found in the Atlantic Ocean, inhabiting coastal waters of Africa from Mauritania to Angola and found at depths up to 246 feet. It is occasionally found as far north as the Mediterranean Sea. Its habitat is typically muddy water around river mouths. This fish can grow up to 32 inches in length, and is characterized by its long, slender body,...

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