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Rip Tides Australia's Most Lethal Natural Hazard
2013-11-27 16:06:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of New South Wales found that rip currents actually claim more lives in Australia than any other natural hazards. The team wrote in the journal Natural Hazards and Earth Science Systems how rip currents cause more deaths than bushfires, floods, cyclones and sharks combined. They found rip currents cause an average of 21 confirmed human fatalities per year, compared with 5.9 for bushfires, 4.3 for floods,...

Unexpected Features Found Via Great White Shark Genome Study
2013-11-20 07:13:08

[ Watch the Video: Genome Of The Great White Shark ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Made famous by the horror movie "Jaws," the great white shark is an apex predator that has become an iconic species by capturing an extraordinary amount of public fascination. What makes this particular shark so distinctive? A new study, published in BMC Genomics, addresses this question by exploring the genetic makeup of this remarkable animal. A team of scientists from Nova...

2013-11-12 23:03:35

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk opens its backstage spaces for a special behind-the-scenes tour this Saturday (Nov. 16). Conducted before the Aquarium opens, from 8:15 to 10 a.m., the guided tour offers unique opportunities to see how the animal-husbandry staff meets the varying food and water needs of some 2,000 resident animals. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Enjoy a special backstage look at how the sharks, seals, sea turtles, river otters and hundreds of other aquatic species...

Scientists Discover Carolina Hammerhead Shark Species By Accident
2013-11-08 07:48:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Among biologists, discovering a new species is akin to hitting a grand slam. Joe Quattro, a University of South Carolina ichthyologist, led a team that recently cleared the bases. Quattro's team describes a rare shark, the Carolina hammerhead, in a paper published in the journal Zootaxa. The shark has long eluded discovery because it is outwardly indistinguishable from the common scalloped hammerhead. In the face of relentless human...

2013-10-01 23:00:57

Monies help fund new aquarium experience, Shark Shallows. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey will visit the South Carolina Aquarium on October 5, 2013. In addition to touring the facility, he will present the Aquarium with a $75,000 grant on behalf of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. The grant will be used to help fund the Aquarium’s newest major experience, Shark Shallows, opening Spring 2014. Shark Shallows will be an...

Researchers Identify Ray Species Used For Their Filters In Asian Medical Trade
2013-09-20 10:02:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A newly published study led by researchers at the University of Washington has identified the anatomical differences between the different filters of various marine rays. Study researchers said their findings could be used to assess the species of ray filters being sold in Asian apothecary shops and to create new and improved manufacturing filters. The Washington researchers said they have found enough signature markers to be able to...

2013-09-19 23:21:04

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Motorcycle Helmets Industry. London (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Motorcycle Helmets in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report...

Sharks Linked To Coral Health
2013-09-19 09:53:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sharks play an important role in the food web of a marine ecosystem and a study recently published in the journal PLOS ONE has found that overfishing of these predators can have a disruptive effect on coral reefs. "Where shark numbers are reduced due to commercial fishing, there is also a decrease in the herbivorous fishes which play a key role in promoting reef health," said study author Jonathan Ruppert, a marine ecologist with the...

New Shark Species Uses Fins To Walk On Ocean Floor
2013-09-02 10:34:52

[ Watch the Video: New Walking Shark Species Identified ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from Conservation International have discovered a new species of shark living in the waters of Indonesia. Unlike other sharks, however, this species has an unusual way of getting around; it walks. This ambulating aquatic creature uses its fins to gently glide across the sea floor on its belly as it searches for food and a place to rest. The newly discovered...

2013-08-21 12:24:06

For the 2nd year in a row, ranking as one of the fastest growing companies in the country MOHNTON, Pa., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For the second straight year, Mail Shark, a marketing firm that specializes in direct mail printing, has been ranked as one of the fastest growing private companies in the USA by Inc. Magazine. In 2013, Mail Shark has ranked #866 with a three year percentage growth increase of 158%, coming off the heels of last year's ranking of #368. Since...


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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