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2015-05-20 23:00:47

Celebrate World Turtle Day® and the New Shark Shallows Exhibit Charleston, S.C.

2015-05-08 23:00:37

Be One of the First to Experience the South Carolina Aquarium’s Newest Exhibit Shark Shallows Charleston, S.C.

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2015-05-07 10:41:35

Warm guts allow fish to swim twice as fast and twice as long than their cold-gutted cousins.

2015-04-29 23:02:25

Newport Aquarium’s all-new Shark Bridge – the only rope suspension bridge in North America where guests can walk just inches above nearly two dozen sharks – is scheduled to open to the public

pocket shark
2015-04-24 12:33:45

Cue the theme music from Jaws. There’s a very strange species of shark swimming off the Louisiana coast. There’s no need for any Amity style hysteria and beach closures on account of this shark though.

wolves wildlife documentaries
2015-03-13 09:04:53

In a redOrbit exclusive interview, Animal Planet filmmaker Chris Palmer discusses the reality of wildlife documentaries: They're often pretty fake.

2015-03-09 12:24:13

Calling on Sponsors to Back Innovative Race to Support Vital Shark Research ISLA MUJERES, Mexico, March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned marine wildlife artist and conservationist

Katy Perry sharks
2015-02-03 11:33:12

Katy Perry's sharks showed us the true meaning of happiness--but could they have actually danced with the pop star at some point in evolutionary history?

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2015-01-24 10:46:08

Whale sharks, the biggest fish in the ocean, now are protected by NOAA and, if netted, must be released unharmed.

two-faced fish
2015-01-13 08:41:04

A two-faced fish more than 400 million years old is likely the last common ancestor of all jawed vertebrates--including us--and provides additional evidence that sharks are not primitive creatures, as had long been assumed.


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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