Sharks

New MPA could protect endangered basking sharks

Written by on March 15, 2017 in Marine Life, Sharks
New MPA could protect endangered basking sharks

New research shows that a proposed Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Sea of the Hebrides off Scotland’s west coast could help protect basking sharks.

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Unique partnership to increase conservation and education of keystone marine species

Written by on March 8, 2017 in Other News, Sharks
Unique partnership to increase conservation and education of keystone marine species

The goal of this new relationship is “to build awareness on the conservation and education of keystone marine species, such as great white and tiger sharks.”

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5 other facts about the Greenland shark

Written by on August 17, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks
5 other facts about the Greenland shark

Scientists recently discovered that the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) has a life expectancy of at least 272 years.

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Citizen scientists needed to find hammerheads!

Written by on August 3, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks
Citizen scientists needed to find hammerheads!

If you’re in California, researchers want to know when you see smooth and scalloped hammerhead sharks.

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Want to learn more about sharks?

Written by on June 17, 2016 in Other News, Sharks
Want to learn more about sharks?

Take an online course!

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Largest shark biomass found in Northern Galápagos Islands

Written by on May 25, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks
Largest shark biomass found in Northern Galápagos Islands

The newly protected waters around the islands of Darwin and Wolf have the largest shark biomass reported to date.

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Size Matters: A decline in size of Whale Sharks in Ningaloo Reef

Written by on April 11, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks
Size Matters: A decline in size of Whale Sharks in Ningaloo Reef

“If [adult whale sharks] are not occurring there now it means that something changed, and we need to understand why that happened.”

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Looking glass into the secret lives of whale sharks

Written by on March 16, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks
Looking glass into the secret lives of whale sharks

Dr. Simon J Pierce’s photo of a pregnant whale shark could also be a scientific breakthrough.

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Shark moms and teens love this Australian Bay

Written by on February 29, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks
Shark moms and teens love this Australian Bay

“Adult female sharks are supposed to come in seasonally to give birth, and then leave. But these adult females seem to remain in these areas all year round, and give birth there.”

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Nurse Sharks’ “Sluggish Lifestyle” Works Well

Written by on February 5, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks
Nurse Sharks’ “Sluggish Lifestyle” Works Well

“With their low metabolic rate, nurse sharks are pretty lazy — but the interesting thing is that this can be a very successful strategy.”

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