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Ancient Shark Spawned Like Salmon
2014-01-07 15:16:19

[ Watch the Video: Evidence Of Ancient Shark Migration In Reverse ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published on Tuesday in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology has found that a certain species of ancient shark behaved like salmon in reverse – swimming from freshwater into the ocean for spawning. The study of the long-snouted Bandringa provides the earliest known evidence of shark migration – which took place 310 million years ago in a region now...

2014-01-01 23:01:39

In response to an article published by Mashable, fishbat, an award-winning online marketing firm, applauds Western Africa for implementing a warning system that uses Twitter to alert people of sharks wandering close to shore. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 01, 2014 fishbat, an award-winning online marketing firm, responds to an article published by Mashable on December 29, which discusses how Western Australia is using Twitter as an alert system to notify beachgoers of sharks wandering close...

Sharks Humans Proteins In Common
2013-12-06 08:32:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Many shark proteins, involved in a number of different functions, match those of humans more closely than they do those of zebrafish. Cornell University researchers reported  this resemblance on Thursday, after an extensive investigation into the genetic code of endangered great white sharks. Despite a longstanding fascination with great whites, whose body design has been so effective that it has barely changed since the time of...

Shark Attack From Behind
2013-12-05 15:58:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As if the razor-sharp teeth, powerful jaws and lightning-quick speed weren’t enough, a pair of marine biologists have now found that sharks prefer to attack from behind, according to a new study in the journal Animal Cognition. Previous research has shown that many predators, including sharks, attempt to perceive the body shape, size and movement of their potential prey. Marine biologists have also found that sharks prefer to...

Sharks Go Home To Give Birth
2013-12-05 14:07:20

[ Watch The Video: Lemon Shark Giving Birth ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New findings published in the journal Molecular Ecology shows that sharks head back to their origins to give birth. Salmon and sea turtles are known to head back to their birthplace in order to lay eggs, but this is the first time that scientists have confirmed that sharks do the same. These findings could have a big impact on local shark conservation efforts. Researchers conducted a...

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...

2013-11-11 23:02:31

No other modern animal may command both our fears and fascination as much as the great white shark – but The Maritime Aquarium’s new IMAX film suggests, instead, that these incredible predators mainly need our help and respect. “Great White Shark” unravels the mystery of the creature we love to fear in telling the true story of its role atop the oceanic food chain. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 We're not going to need a bigger screen. The six-story screen of The...

2013-09-16 23:23:22

Press invited to tour shark research ship and hear OCEARCH Founding Chairman and Expedition Leader Chris Fischer share with students how STEM learning can be fun. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 OCEARCH is helping to make Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education more compelling to students with a new curriculum being unveiled the morning of September 18 in Washington, D.C. The research data generated by OCEARCH delivers STEM learning tools to students that...

Tiger Shark Attacks In Hawaii More Prominent During Migration
2013-09-06 09:22:06

[ Watch the Video: Migrating Sharks May Be To Blame For Increased Attacks ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The recent rash of shark attacks in the Hawaiian Islands may be explained by the migratory patterns described in a report recently published by the journal Ecology. Based on a seven-year study of tiger shark movement, marine biologists from the University of Hawaii and University of Florida discovered that about 25 percent of the mature female tiger sharks...

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...


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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