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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.

2013-01-01 05:02:08

Boulder, Colorado minimalist footwear company, Xero Shoes, will appear on ABC television's hit reality/business show, Shark Tank on Feb 1, 2013.

Whale Sharks Studied Using Metabolomics
2012-11-17 05:56:18

The metabolite homarine is a useful indicator of the health status of whale sharks, according to new research from experts at the Georgia Aquarium and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

Sharks Get A Bad Rap In The Media
2012-11-08 04:49:56

The treatment of sharks in the media and popular culture has been historically rather harsh. A new study from Michigan State University reveals that this negative image is affecting their survival.

Shark Brains Are Similar To Our Own
2012-10-31 12:58:10

New research indicates that the infamous shark from the movie Jaws may have more in common with police chief Martin Brody than previously thought.

Bull Sharks Have Most Powerful Bite
2012-10-21 09:59:37

The shark with the most powerful bite isn't the Great White or the Hammerhead, scientists have discovered -- rather, it is the Bull shark that bites with the most force relative to its size.


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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