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A new study led by a University of Florida researcher uses tracking data of three shark species to provide the first evidence some of the fish swim directly to targeted locations.
HAGATNA, Guam, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With passage of Bill 44, the US Territory of Guam has now become the third place in the Pacific that has taken a definite stand against shark finning, the trade of fins and shark fin soup. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/SF62412-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/SF62412-b) June 2010 marked the legislative breakthrough effort of the Hawaii shark fin bill.
In the first census of its kind, research led by UC Davis and Stanford University found that there are far fewer white sharks off central California than biologists had thought.
Researchers, writing in the Journal of Animal Ecology suggest that some shark species have "mental maps" of their ranges and can pinpoint locations in the ocean up to 30 miles away.
Scientist And Artist Lends Voice To Help Safeguard Threatened Species NASSAU, The Bahamas, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr.
New study provides new insight into the largely unknown migratory patterns and habitat use of the endangered shark.
Pew applauds Pacific Islands for leading world on shark conservation WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Senate of Guam, a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean, passed a bill today banning the sale, possession and distribution of shark fins.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- California Assembly Members Paul Fong and Jared Huffman today introduced a bill to prohibit the sale of shark fins in California to the State Assembly.
The United States, as it has in the past, led the world in incidents of unprovoked shark attacks in 2010, according to researchers from Florida.
A 10-year pledge among nations to help conserve the shark population has fallen short of its goals.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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