Archive for February, 2012

High Concentrations of Neurotoxins Found in Shark Fins

Written by on February 25, 2012 in Marine Life
High Concentrations of Neurotoxins Found in Shark Fins

Emily Tripp Senior Writer Sharks are among the most threatened marine species in the world due to unsustainable fishing practices. ¬†They are killed primarily for their fins that are used in the Asian delicacy, shark fin soup. A new study by University of Miami (UM) scientists, published in the journal Marine Drugs, has discovered high […]

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Shark’s Skin Aids in Swimming

Written by on February 11, 2012 in Marine Life
Shark’s Skin Aids in Swimming

Emily Tripp Senior Writer Sharks are known for their effortless swimming, but past studies have focused only on how their streamlined bodies contribute to the ease with which they swim. ¬†George Lauder from Harvard University focused his efforts on how the shark’s skin boosts its swimming capabilities. The skin of a shark is coated in […]

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