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2013-05-13 23:24:46

Translation enterprise is a $35 billion global business. Will the Sharks “bite” and make an investment on the first ever human-powered translation application? (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 VerbalizeIt Inc., a global leader in human language translation services, will be featured on the season finale of ABC-TV´s “Shark Tank”, Friday, May 17 at 9:00pm (Eastern/Pacific)/8:00pm (Central). Company co-founders Ryan Frankel and Kunal Sarda pitched their innovative human...

Research Shows Great White Sharks Enjoy Their Hawaiian Vacations
2013-04-19 19:41:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New research in the Journal of Marine Biology revealed previously unknown details about Great White sharks that roam the waters surrounding Hawaii. "This study is valuable in that it provides a better understanding of the biology and behavior of white sharks, which is very useful for management purposes,” said co-author William Aila, chairperson of the State of Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources....

Food Scavengers: Great White Sharks Don't Just Kill For Food
2013-04-11 06:34:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Great whites have long been known as cold-blooded killers and man-eaters. But new research shows that these sharks actually scavenge whale carcasses for food from time to time. A team wrote in the journal PLoS ONE about how they documented as many as 40 different sharks scavenging on a carcass over the course of a single day. The study summarized observations based on four scavenging events over a 10-year period. During each...

Shark Tooth Weapons Lead To Discovery Of Extinct Marine Species
2013-04-04 12:28:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sharks played a key role in the lives of ancient Pacific islanders. Not only were these animals hunted as food, but their teeth were also used to create deadly weapons. Based on an analysis of ancient weapons found on the Gilbert Islands, modern day biologists said they have discovered two locally extinct species of shark that once inhabited the central Pacific. According to Joshua Drew, a biologist at New York's Columbia University...

First Two-Headed Bull Shark Discovered
2013-03-26 09:36:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a report in the Journal of Fish Biology,“¯American marine biologists discovered the first ever two-headed bull shark last year in the Gulf of Mexico. Different from conjoined twins whose bodies are connected in utero, the phenomenon known as dicephalia has previously  been observed in other marine species such as blue or tope sharks. “This is certainly one of those interesting and rarely...

2013-03-14 17:49:13

CITES plenary today accepted Committee recommendations to list five species of highly traded sharks under the CITES Appendices, along with those for the listing of both manta rays and one species of sawfish. Japan, backed by Gambia and India, unsuccessfully challenged the Committee decision to list the oceanic whitetip shark, while Grenada and China failed in an attempt to reopen debate on listing three hammerhead species. Colombia, Senegal, Mexico and others took the floor to defend...

New Shark Fin Protection For Five Species
2013-03-11 20:49:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Five shark species have received protection against finning trade, which causes millions of sharks to be killed every year. Over 170 nations gathered together at the world's biggest wildlife summit and voted to crack down on the finning trade, which supplies a key ingredient to the very popular shark-fin soup in Asia. The sharks, including three hammerhead species, the oceanic white tip and porbeagle, will require strictly...

2013-03-04 12:24:35

Raskullz expands playful helmet line with new 3-D attachments and infant helmets TORRANCE, Calif., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raskullz has cracked the code on keeping bike and skate helmets on kids' heads. Cute characters come to life in 3-D designs, from a cuddly kitten's nose and ears to shark fins, ladybug antennas and multi-colored Mohawks, making Raskullz helmets so fun to play with, kids won't want to take them off. (Photo:...

Sharks Endangered Globally Due To Overfishing
2013-03-03 06:30:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Overfishing kills an average of 100 million sharks worldwide each year, according to new research highlighting the dangers faced by many different species of fish as they attempt to avoid possible extinction. According to Dan Stone of National Geographic Magazine, biologists from  Dalhousie University in Canada and colleagues used data obtained from global shark catch reports and nearly 100 past research papers to estimate...

2013-03-01 12:22:12

Pew calls for action at CITES to prevent species from being traded to extinction BANGKOK, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to scientific findings released today in the peer-reviewed journal Marine Policy, the number of sharks killed each year in commercial fisheries is estimated at 100 million, with a range between 63 million and 273 million. The authors also warn that the rate of fishing for shark species, many of which grow slowly and reproduce late in life, exceeds...


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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