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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...

2013-08-09 23:03:50

How about lunch or dinner with one of the world's top shark experts? Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 This a chance to hear the amazing adventures straight from the people who lived them, those folks seen on Discovery Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, BBC and in documentary films on sharks. It is the largest Shark Celebrity Auction ever. TV hosts, scientists, authors, underwater photographers, filmmakers and conservationists are on the auction block at Bidding for Good...

2013-08-01 23:01:28

InfographDesign.Com calls for awareness on shark finning practices leading up to popular TV show “Shark Week”. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 InfographDesign.Com, a company that creates infographics that are interesting, eye-catching, and affordable, has just released a new animated Shark Week infographic calling for education and awareness about shark finning. The company was inspired to create and launch the hard hitting infographic by the popularity of The Discovery...

2013-07-25 23:28:50

Objective: To capture, tag, study and release 10-20 mature sharks for research and public safety over 30 days, in collaboration with top research institutions. CAPE COD, MA USA (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 OCEARCH is launching what is anticipated to be the largest Great White Shark expedition in U.S. history on July 30, 2013, off the coast of Cape Cod, to further both science and public safety. The 17th expedition led by OCEARCH Founding Chairman Chris Fischer, it is scheduled to run through...

2013-07-22 23:04:45

Transparency Market Research adds new "Squalene Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018" market research report to its report store. Browse the report; visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/squalene-market.html Albany, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Squalene is a natural oily liquid hydrocarbon found in plants and animals. Squalene is commonly found in large quantities in shark liver oil, as the liver comprises almost...

Shark-Repellant Wetsuits Developed in Australia
2013-07-20 05:26:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA) Oceans Institute have joined forces with a commercial firm to develop what are being hailed as the world's first anti-shark wetsuits. In response to a growing number of shark sightings and attacks in Australia and around the world, UWA Associate Professor Nathan Hart and Winthrop Professor Shaun Collin joined forces with designers from Shark Attack Mitigation Systems...

Great White Sharks Use Stored Liver Oil As Fuel For Long Trips
2013-07-17 18:58:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While not quite as exciting as last week's Sharknado, a report from Stanford University just published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B has revealed new details on how great white sharks can make non-stop voyages that extend 2,500 miles or more. According to the report, the sharks store excess energy after feeding in the form of liver oil, which they can tap into on long trips. "We have a glimpse now of how white sharks come in...

Thresher Sharks Take Down Prey With Whip-Like Tail
2013-07-11 10:44:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Named after its long whip-like tail, the thresher shark uses its eponymous feature not only to swim, but also to strike at prey. An international team of marine biologists has captured and analyzed rare videos depicting the sharks' unusual hunting style, according to a report in the journal PLoS ONE. Shot in the tropical waters off the coast of the Philippines, the videos show pelagic thresher sharks accelerating toward schools of...


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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