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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...

Central North Atlantic Nursery Used By Young Blue Sharks
2014-08-15 03:01:23

PLOS Blue sharks may use the central North Atlantic as a nursery prior to males and females moving through the ocean basin in distinctly different patterns, according to a study published August 13, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Frederic Vandeperre from University of the Azores, Portugal, and colleagues. Shark populations typically organize by location and separate by sex and size, but these patterns remain poorly understood, particularly for exploited oceanic species...

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...

Whale Shark, Maldives
2014-08-13 09:59:28

PeerJ Three percent of global shark wildlife tourism money is spent viewing whale sharks in the Maldives They are the largest fish in the world but the impact of this majestic and charismatic animal on the economy of the island nation of the Maldives was largely unknown. A new study by scientists of the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP) reveals that a small group of whale sharks in a single Maldivian Atoll accounts for nearly 3% of the global shark ecotourism and nearly...

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 16:22:23

IAN ZIERING -- NOPE! MOCKUMENTARIES -- NOPE! SCARE TACTICS -- NOPE! WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SHARK!!! It is one of the most feared and misunderstood animals in the ocean, but the scare tactics and mockumentaries are best left to others. Nat Geo WILD is dedicating an entire week to celebrating awesome jaws with wall-to-wall shark action and fun facts about the amazing species and their vital role in the ecosystem in the second annual SharkFest, premiering...

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...

2014-07-17 23:01:06

Jaw-some Fun Starting August 1, 2014 Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Splash into the South Carolina Aquarium, August 1-10, 2014 and become immersed in all things shark during the Aquarium’s Shark Week celebration. From shark themed dive shows, to shark touch experiences, there’s fun for all ages all week long. Dark Blue kick-off party: Sink your teeth into the official Shark Week kick-off party, Dark Blue, taking place July 31, 2014 at the South Carolina Aquarium. Eat, drink,...

Better Understanding Arctic Climate Change Based On Shark Teeth
2014-07-10 08:44:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Today, polar bears and other animals adapted to extremely cold environments inhabit the Arctic tundra. In the past, around 53 to 38 million years ago (the Eocene epoch), the Arctic was not a frozen tundra -- rather, it was more like a huge temperate forest with brackish water. This forest was home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the ancestors of modern-day tapirs, hippo-like creatures, crocodiles and giant tortoises....

modern day sand tiger shark
2014-07-01 05:12:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most sharks today are strictly saltwater fish, however, a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Chicago reveals that this was not the case 50 million years ago. Sharks in the Arctic Ocean during this time lived in brackish water, with approximately the same amount of freshwater found in modern day Lake Ponchatrain in Louisiana. The study, led by University of Chicago postdoctoral researcher Sora...


Latest Sharks Reference Libraries

Epaulette Shark, Hemiscyllium ocellatum
2013-10-15 11:50:38

The Epaulette Shark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum) is a species of longtailed carpet shark belonging to the family Hemiscylliidae, found in shallow and tropical waters off Australia and New Guinea. The common name of this shark comes from the very large and white-margined black spot behind each pectoral fin, which remind one of military epaulettes. As a small species, it usually measures under 3.3 feet long. The epaulette shark has a slender body with a short head and broad, paddle-shaped paired...

Barbeled Houndshark, Leptocharias Smithii
2013-01-12 08:59:55

The barbeled houndshark is found off the western coast of Africa from Mauritania to northern Angola, occasionally found in the Mediterranean Sea. It lives on the sea floor generally around river mouths where the bottom is muddy at depths up to 246 feet, and the water temperature is 68 - 81 °F. The barbeled houndshark is a very active swimmer having a slender body, long tail, the eyes are oval and set horizontally on the head; behind each eye there is a tiny sphere. It has a long arched...

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2007-06-24 20:50:57

The Nurse Shark, Ginglymostoma cirratum, is a shark in the nurse sharks family, the only member of its genus Ginglymostoma. It may reach a length of 14.1 ft (4.3 m). Taxonomy The name nurse shark is thought to be a corruption of nusse, a name which once referred to the Catsharks of the family Scyliorhinidae. The nurse shark family name, Ginglymostomatidae, derives from the Greek words for hinge and mouth. Distribution and habitat The nurse shark is a common inshore bottom-dwelling...

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2007-04-13 19:44:35

The Bala shark, Balantiocheilos melanopterus, also known as the tricolor shark, silver shark, or shark minnow, is a schooling community fish of family Cyprinidae and the sole member of the genus Balantiocheilos. This species is not a true shark, but is commonly called a "shark" because of its torpedo-shaped body and large fins. Native Habitat The Bala shark's native habitats include streams and rivers in Southeast Asia (Sumatra, Thailand, Borneo, Malaysia, etc.) Aquarium Care...

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2007-03-12 21:19:07

The Pilot fish (Naucrates ductor) is a carnivorous fish that is a horse mackerel and belongs to the Carangidae family of fishes. It is widely distributed and lives in warm or tropical open seas. The Pilot fish is known for following large vessels and sharks, where it feeds on parasites and leftovers. Its relationship with sharks has been described as nearly symbiotic: it is extremely rare that a shark will feed on a pilot fish, and smaller pilot fish are frequently observed swimming into...

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