News Release The Cousteau Society 22. October 2013 ———————- LIVING MANTA RAY HYBRID FOUND IN THE SUDANESE RED SEA – FIRST RECORD IN THE WORLD! The first hybrid Manta ray has been identified off the Red Sea coast of Sudan following a pioneering research trip in late 2012 carried out by scientists from The Cousteau
News Release James Cook University First published September 27, 2013 —————————- Researchers from James Cook University are leading a new project designed to ensure sustainable use and conservation of Australia’s sharks and rays. Funded by the Australian Government’s Fisheries Research and Development Corporation the project will provide a report card on the status of all
News Release University of Aberdeen 26. September 2013 Aberdeen scientists are investigating if antibodies found naturally in sharks could be used to target breast cancer. AICR, the Scottish cancer research charity, has awarded biologists from the University of Aberdeen a grant of over £200,000 to analyse if IgNAR – a special antibody found only in
Press Release Natural Environment Research Council 20. September 2013 ————————— NERC has agreed to fund a project worth nearly £680k to investigate how teeth evolved in our earliest ancestors. The three-year project could give researchers a new insight into the evolution and development of teeth and their arrangement in the mouth – called dentition. It
Media Release The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) 18. September 2013 —————————- Healthy shark populations may aid the recovery of coral reefs whose futures are threatened throughout the globe, according to a new study from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). The link has been found by long-term monitoring of reefs off Australia’s
The migration of mature female tiger sharks during late summer and fall to the main Hawaiian Islands, presumably to give birth, could provide insight into attacks in that area, according to a University of Florida scientist.
News Release University of Tasmania, Australia 26. August 2013 ———————– The first major study into the elusive Maugean skate is being undertaken by the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) The Maugean skate is known from only two localities, Macquarie Harbour and Bathurst Harbour in western Tasmania and because of this
News Release California State University Long Beach 26. August 2013 ———————– CSULB-Led Study Concludes Gillnet Fishing has ‘Modest’ Impact on Young Great White Sharks in Southern California By Anne Ambrose Commercial gillnet fishing in Southern California’s coastal waters “modestly” affects young great white sharks, and the survival rate for sharks that are accidentally caught in gillnets
The largest-ever scientific study of whale sharks — the world’s biggest fish — was published in the journal PLOS ONE Wednesday, Aug. 21 by Mote Marine Laboratory scientists and collaborators from Mexico. The study reveals the sharks’ international journeys and their relationship to the largest whale shark feeding hotspot known to science.
News Release University of Technology Sydney 14. August 2013 ———————– In summary: Sharks play a key role in the ocean’s ecology but populations are at risk from fishing and other factor Researchers are learning more about the predator by tagging and monitoring sharks at a nursery on Australia’s east coast It is hard to think