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2012-03-27 22:20:28

STOCKHOLM, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharks are not only nature's most revered killing machines, they are highly strategic and efficient predators. Studying their behaviour and instincts can provide lessons for companies of any size who want to attack the competition. Stefan Engeseth, author of the new book Sharkonomics, argues that taking market share from market leaders is about being aware, creating presence and punching above your weight. By applying the...

2012-03-19 10:23:07

CULVER CITY, Calif., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- During last Friday's episode of Sony Pictures Television's hit ABC reality series, SHARK TANK, Shark investors made offers for deals totaling $450,000. Billionaire Mark Cuban offered $150,000 in exchange for 30% of Stephan Aarstol's unique sales distribution method for his stand-up paddle board company. Cuban also offered Aviv Grill, who was accompanied by indie-pop and singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, $300,000 in exchange for 8% of his...

Research Suggests Ecotourism May Help, Not Harm, Wildlife
2012-03-10 06:31:14

A new study investigating the impact of ecotourism activities that use food to attract wildlife for observers has discovered that the booming business does not appear to have a negative effect on those creatures. In fact, researchers at the University of Miami's (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science have discovered that the opposite may very well be true -- ecotourism may be good for the creatures that are becoming so highly sought after by would-be onlookers. Their...

2012-03-05 10:45:14

Shark fins are worth more than other parts of the shark and are often removed from the body, which gets thrown back into the sea. To curtail this wasteful practice, many countries allow the fins to be landed detached from shark bodies, as long as their weight does not exceed five per cent of the total shark catch. New University of British Columbia research shows that this kind of legislation is too liberal. A study published this week in the journal Fish Biology analyzes the fin to body...

2012-02-21 20:46:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ABC's Shark Tank is the hottest show in television right now, posting ABC's best non-sports ratings since February 6, 2009. In its third season, Shark Tank pits seasoned celebrity businessmen and women (Sharks), such as Mark Cuban against each other, evaluating pitches and matching wits to invest in products developed by entrepreneurs. This past Friday's (Feb 10, 2012) episode featured a new guest Shark, Lori Greiner, an all-American success story....

2011 Shark Attacks Remain Steady, Deaths Highest Since 1993
2012-02-08 05:13:22

[ Watch the Video ] Shark attacks in the U.S. declined in 2011, but worldwide fatalities reached a two-decade high, according to the University of Florida´s International Shark Attack File report released Tuesday. While the U.S. and Florida saw a five-year downturn in the number of reported unprovoked attacks, the 12 fatalities – which all occurred outside the U.S. – may show tourists are venturing to more remote places, said ichthyologist George Burgess, director of...

2012-01-30 11:43:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the latest episode of SHARK TANK, Sony Pictures Television's hit ABC reality series, Shark investor Mark Cuban, owner of the 2011 NBA National Champions Dallas Mavericks, offered to invest $25,000 in exchange for a 33% stake of entrepreneur Steve Gadlin's unusual online cat drawing business. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080424/LATH509LOGO) Gadlin, a father of two children and a computer programmer by day, decided to test...

The Physics Behind Great White Shark Attacks On Seals
2011-12-11 06:05:35

Scientists use basic principles of underwater optics, physics to understand predator-prey interactions A new study examining the complex and dynamic interactions between white sharks and Cape fur seals in False Bay, South Africa, offers new insights on the physical conditions and biological factors underlying predator-prey interactions in the marine environment. University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science assistant professor Dr. Neil Hammerschlag, and a...

2011-10-21 14:35:00

Pew says ending finning a good step, but does not save sharks WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Matt Rand, director of global shark conservation for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in response to an announcement by the Taiwan Fisheries Agency that it will impose a ban next year on shark finning--the practice of slicing off the animal's fins on-board and then throwing away the body at sea--and mandate that sharks are landed with their...

2011-10-18 23:00:00

Pew calls for more action to protect depleted species WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten months after releasing a landmark report revealing the planet's top 20 shark-fishing catchers, the Pew Environment Group is expressing concern about new images and video taken in Taiwan that detail the expansive and unregulated nature of shark fishing globally. The depictions show fins and body parts of biologically vulnerable shark species, such as scalloped hammerhead and...


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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