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Research shows why shark nets took such a heavy toll on dugongs

Research shows why shark nets took such a heavy toll on dugongs

Media Release James Cook University, Australia 01. December 2016 — — — — — — — — — A new version of GPS technology has proven the wisdom of removing shark nets from the paths of migrating dugongs. A James Cook University team monitored dugongs moving between Hervey Bay near Bundaberg and Moreton Bay...

AdAlta licenses Alzheimer’s disease-specific shark antibodies to Crossbeta Biosciences for therapeutic and diagnostic development

AdAlta licenses Alzheimer’s disease-specific shark antibodies to Crossbeta Biosciences for therapeutic and diagnostic development

Media Release Crossbeta Biosciences Melbourne, Australia, and Utrecht, the Netherlands, 8th November 2016: AdAlta Limited (ASX: 1AD), a biotechnology company specialising in the discovery and development of protein-based therapeutics, and Crossbeta Biosciences, a biotechnology company with unique technology for therapeutic and diagnostic use in neurodegenerative disorders, today announced their commercialisation agreement. Under the terms...

Study Finds Shark Fins & Meat Contain High Levels of Neurotoxins Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Study Finds Shark Fins & Meat Contain High Levels of Neurotoxins Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Press Release The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science University of Miami 29. August 2016 — — — — — — — — — UM research team says restricting shark consumption protects human health and shark populations MIAMI—In a new study, University of Miami (UM) scientists found high concentrations of toxins linked to...

GNPD begins tagging tiger sharks in Galapagos for 2016

GNPD begins tagging tiger sharks in Galapagos for 2016

News Release Galapagos Conservancy 18. July 2016 — — — — — — — Last week, rangers from the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD), in coordination with the Charles Darwin Foundation, began satellite tagging tiger sharks in the central areas of the Archipelago. At sites known for having a high presence of tiger sharks,...

Study shows sharks have personalities

Study shows sharks have personalities

Press Release Macquarie University, Sydney Australia 27. May 2016 – – – – – – – – – – – – For the first time a study led by researchers at Macquarie University has observed the presence of individual personality differences in Port Jackson sharks. A team of researchers from Macquarie’s Department of Biological...

Spotted wobbegong sharks demonstrate social clique behaviour

Spotted wobbegong sharks demonstrate social clique behaviour

News Release Macquarie University, Sydney Australia 02. May 2016 – – – – – – – – – – – – New research suggests that the spotted wobbegong shark aggregates in ‘social’ groups, as opposed to previous assumptions that shark groupings were chance occurrences influenced by available food, mates or other environmental factors. The...

New insight into white shark behaviour

New insight into white shark behaviour

Media Release Hon Joe Francis MLA Minister for Emergency Services; Fisheries; Corrective Services; Veterans 07. April 2016 ——————— Research data released from nearly 180,000 detections of tagged sharks Tagged sharks monitored by satellite-linked and data-recording receivers Information helps to build picture of shark movements in WA   A seven-year shark monitoring research program has provided...

Where have the largest whale sharks gone?

Where have the largest whale sharks gone?

MEDIA STATEMENT The University of Western Australia (UWA) 23. March 2016 ———————– Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) have raised concerns about the whereabouts of the world’s biggest whale sharks after finding that the largest sharks observed in recent years were smaller than those recorded...

Shark bytes: some sharks react more to stress, with potential impacts for humans

Shark bytes: some sharks react more to stress, with potential impacts for humans

Press Release Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia 22. March 2016 ———————- Macquarie University researchers have discovered that some Port Jackson sharks have a greater reaction to stressful situations due to a feature of their brain; a discovery with important implications for when wild sharks come into contact with humans. The study, published in Behavioural Brain...

Study Shows Sharkskin Increases Drag by 50 Percent

Study Shows Sharkskin Increases Drag by 50 Percent

Press Release Stony Brook University 15. March 2016 ———————– Stony Brook, NY, March 15, 2016 – The nature of sharkskin with its riblets – the micro-grooved structures found in aircraft wings, wind turbine blades, and Olympic-class swimsuits – seems to suggest a design for speed and streamlined swimming. But a new study led by...

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