News Release Charles Darwin University 21. May 2013 ——————————– A case of mistaken identity for sharks found in Northern Territory waters could be preventing the conservation of some species from environmental change. Research by a Charles Darwin University postgraduate student has revealed the growing trend of pooling similar species in conservation strategies as insufficient to
The ocean off Southern California is a known birthing ground for great white sharks. It also holds toxic chemical concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and the insecticide DDT that were dumped into coastal waters decades ago, especially off the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
News Release Murdoch University 06. May 2013 ——————— A new study has shed light on the diets and feeding habits of Ningaloo’s stingrays, information which has never been documented before. “As meso-predators, stingrays are an important link between the top and bottom of the food chain,” said Dr Owen O’Shea, of Murdoch University and the
In a new study published in PLOS ONE titled, "White sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) scavenging on whales and its potential role in further shaping the ecology of an apex predator," Captain Chris Fallows from Apex Expeditions collaborated with University of Miami (UM) scientists Dr. Neil Hammerschlag and Austin Gallagher, to explore the behaviors of Great white sharks scavenging on dead...
Press Release Public Library of Science 3-Apr-2013 19th c. shark tooth weapons reveal 2 shark species no longer native to Gilbert Islands The Gilbert Island reefs in the Central Pacific were once home to two species of sharks not previously reported in historic records or contemporary studies. The species were discovered in a new analysis
News Release Michigan State University March 25, 2013 Scientists have confirmed the discovery of the first-ever, two-headed bull shark. The study, led by Michigan State University and appearing in the Journal of Fish Biology, confirmed the specimen, found in the Gulf of Mexico April 7, 2011, was a single shark with two heads, rather than
A ground-breaking new study challenges popular assumptions about the feeding behaviour of the world's largest predatory fish, the white shark. The research, which has been published in the prestigious journal Scientific Reports, suggests that white sharks may have much higher energy needs than previously thought.
News Release The University of Western Australia 28. February 2013 ———————— The discovery of two sharks never seen before in Australian waters is set to re-write scientists’ understanding of the species. Shark biologist Ryan Kempster, of The University of Western Australia’s Oceans Institute, said the rare sharks were caught off Rottnest Island two years ago
News Release The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science 20. February 2013 ———————— Some sharks spend extended time periods in the protected waters of The Bahamas yet roam long distances when they leave. STONY BROOK, NY, February 20, 2013 – As the nations of the world prepare to vote on measures to restrict international trade in
Press Release Deutsche Lufthansa AG Media Relations Lufthansa Group 05. February 2013 Key phrase of the week: Learning from nature Two Lufthansa Airbus A340-300s are taking part in a very special mission as part of a trial scheduled to run until summer 2013. Eight 10 x 10 cm test patches have been placed on the