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'Jaws' Lived In Doncaster

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...

Latest Shark Stories

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...

2014-08-13 00:21:02

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cline Group: In preparation for the start of Discovery Channel's Shark Week, Stuart Cove of Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas was interviewed by Ginger Lee while diving with sharks in The Bahamas. Good Morning America's host Ginger Zee took the plunge with Stuart Cove and dozens of sharks in the Bahamas. In preparation for the start of Discovery Channel's Shark Week, Stuart Cove of Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas was interviewed by Ginger Lee while...

2014-08-05 23:02:22

Master’s thesis research conducted from University of New England Marine Science Professor James Sulikowski's laboratory and published in the Public Library of Science-One (PLOS) suggests that spiny dogfish may remain in one region over the course of a year, moving to cooler waters in the summer and warmer inshore waters in winter, rather than migrating up and down the U.S. coast. In addition, their movement within the water column suggests distinct daily patterns and that this shark...

2014-08-05 23:02:08

With more than 55 sharks on exhibit, Newport Aquarium is the place to visit in Greater Cincinnati during Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Newport, Ky. (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 With more than 55 sharks on exhibit, Newport Aquarium is the place to visit in Greater Cincinnati during Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. To celebrate Shark Week, Newport Aquarium is offering a $5 discount* on all general admission tickets for visits from Aug. 10-17. This Shark Week discount is available for...

whale shark
2014-08-05 06:11:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The largest fish in the world, at more than 30 feet long, are the whale sharks. Researchers have gained a rare look into the world of these behemoths with a newly-discovered aggregation of juvenile whale sharks off the coast of Saudi Arabia. An international collaboration of scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the Massachusetts Division of...

2014-07-29 08:28:01

ALICE TOWN, The Bahamas, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Saying "I do" within feet of huge, hungry bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) might not be everyone's idea of a dream wedding, but for those adventurous couples looking to tie the knot on an exotic island destination, the Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina has announced a Facebook competition that is mighty tempting. All couples need to do is to submit a video to the resort's Facebook page http://bit.ly/1n7knsQ, and make their...

2014-07-22 04:21:04

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TransMedia Group said it was retained by HappyWares(TM) to produce videos to help business owners become contestants on popular television shows like Shark Tank, just as it did for their recent client that owns the Buckleby Child Car Seat Safety System." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrw1ftF-S6g). TransMedia (www.transmediagroup.com), working together with its video production arm, iDREAM Productions, Inc., will help business owners...


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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