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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.

Ocean Hotspots Let Researchers Track Marine Life
2013-02-18 13:07:13

At the annual meeting of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this Sunday, a Stanford professor discussed a new method for “biologging” the activities of various sea creatures using oceanic "WiFi hotspots" technology.

Shark Attacks In The US Have Increased
2013-02-12 05:29:12

The International Shark Attack File report released this week by the University of Florida reveals that shark attacks in the U.S. reached a decade high in 2012. Worldwide fatalities, however, remained average.

Whale Shark Conservation Crowdsourcing
2013-02-09 07:06:08

In a new variety of crowdsourcing, a researcher from Imperial College London is using vacation snapshots to track the movement of whale sharks.

California Great White Sharks May Get Endangered Species Status
2013-02-07 14:59:48

On Wednesday, California's Fish and Game Commission recommended that the endangered status be given to great white sharks in the waters under their jurisdiction.

2013-02-06 23:02:06

Ali Gilmore, author of the humorous and uplifting cancer survival guide, will donate up to $90,000 to Fin Forward, a San Diego based non-profit that provides shark and other marine life encounters

Shark Embryos Use Natural Repellant To Avoid Predators
2013-01-10 12:04:28

In search of a better shark repellant, a marine biologist stumbled upon a behavior by embryonic sharks designed to evade predators sniffing around for lunch.


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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