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Research Shows Great White Sharks Enjoy Their Hawaiian Vacations
2013-04-19 19:41:26

New research in the Journal of Marine Biology revealed previously unknown details about Great White sharks that roam the waters surrounding Hawaii.

Food Scavengers: Great White Sharks Don't Just Kill For Food
2013-04-11 06:34:37

Great whites have long been labeled as cold-blooded killers and man-eaters. But new research shows that these sharks actually scavenge whale carcasses for food from time to time.

Scientists Discover Secret Migration Patterns Of The White Shark
2013-04-04 15:39:52

According to research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Animal Biotelemetry, satellite tagging has helped map the secret migration of white sharks.

Shark Tooth Weapons Lead To Discovery Of Extinct Marine Species
2013-04-04 12:28:23

Sharks played a key role in the lives of ancient Pacific islanders. Not only were these animals hunted as food, but their teeth were also used to create deadly weapons. Now researchers have discovered extinct sharks species based on these teeth.

2013-03-14 17:49:13

CITES plenary today accepted Committee recommendations to list five species of highly traded sharks under the CITES Appendices, along with those for the listing of both manta rays and one species of sawfish.

New Shark Fin Protection For Five Species
2013-03-11 20:49:48

Five shark species have received protection against finning trade, which causes millions of sharks to be killed every year.

Sharks Endangered Globally Due To Overfishing
2013-03-03 06:30:53

Overfishing kills an average of 100 million sharks worldwide each year, according to new research highlighting the dangers faced by many different species of fish as they attempt to avoid possible extinction.

Whitetip Shark Migrations Lead Them Home To Bahamas
2013-02-21 10:25:58

A new report has found that wandering oceanic whitetip sharks regularly migrate home to waters around the Bahamas.


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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