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Turtle and shark tagging part of new Ningaloo Reef research partnership

Turtle and shark tagging part of new Ningaloo Reef research partnership

Media Release The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) 19. February 2015 ———————– The World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia will be the focus of a new marine research partnership between CSIRO and BHP Billiton Petroleum announced today. Ningaloo Reef is the largest fringing reef in the world, extending for 300 kilometres

Unveiling the secrets of long-distance migration of tiger sharks

Unveiling the secrets of long-distance migration of tiger sharks

Media Release Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) 13. February 2015 ———————— Tiger sharks can migrate over very large distances ranging from the tropics to cool temperate waters, according to a new study by researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), the University of Western Australia (UWA), CSRIO Marine and Atmospheric Research and

Elasmogen patent granted in the USA

Elasmogen patent granted in the USA

News Release The University of Aberdeen 05. February 2015 ————————— Patent grants in US as Elasmogen moves closer to commercialisation and clinical development The Elasmogen team, from the Scottish Biologics Drug Discovery Facility at the University of Aberdeen, has further strengthened its global intellectual property (IP) position with the granting of a patent in the

Scientists document longest-ever case of sperm storage in sharks

Scientists document longest-ever case of sperm storage in sharks

Press Release California Academy of Sciences 08. January 2015 ———————– A brownbanded bamboo shark at the California Academy of Sciences lays viable egg – with healthy pup – after 45-month seclusion from males SAN FRANCISCO (January 8, 2015) — Brownbanded bamboo sharks take the term “resourceful” to a whole new level. Steinhart Aquarium biologists at

FKCC Shark Research Highlighted in Report to Congress

FKCC Shark Research Highlighted in Report to Congress

News Release Florida Keys Community College (FKCC) 20. October 2014 ————————– KEY WEST, FL, October 20, 2014—Ongoing research at Florida Keys Community College was highlighted in a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report on fisheries bycatch reduction presented to Congress in Washington, D. C. on October 9. The NOAA-funded study, entitled “The performance of

Study: Could sleeper sharks be preying on protected Steller sea lions?

Study: Could sleeper sharks be preying on protected Steller sea lions?

News Release Oregon State University ( OSU ) 15. October 2014 ————— NEWPORT, Ore. – Pacific sleeper sharks, a large, slow-moving species thought of as primarily a scavenger or predator of fish, may be preying on something a bit larger – protected Steller sea lions in the Gulf of Alaska. A new study found the

Study shows sharks have personalities

Study shows sharks have personalities

News Release University of Exeter 02. October 2014 ————————– Some sharks are ‘gregarious’ and have strong social connections, whilst others are more solitary and prefer to remain inconspicuous, according to a new study which is the first to show that the notorious predators have personality traits. Personalities are known to exist in many animals, but

Sharks in Acidic Waters Avoid Smell of Food

Sharks in Acidic Waters Avoid Smell of Food

Media Release Georgia Institute of Technology 09. September 2014 —————————- Writer: Brett Israel The increasing acidification of ocean waters caused by rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could rob sharks of their ability to sense the smell of food, a new study suggests. Elevated carbon dioxide levels impaired the odor-tracking behavior of the smooth dogfish, a

NZ: Decade of great white shark research nears end

NZ: Decade of great white shark research nears end

A joint 10-year NIWA and the Department of Conservation project to find out more about the great white sharks that inhabit New Zealand waters is coming to an end as scientists tackle the final phases of data analysis. NIWA fisheries scientist and shark expert Dr Malcolm Francis is one of several scientists who have spent the past decade tagging...

Great White Shark population in good health along California coast, UF study finds

Great White Shark population in good health along California coast, UF study finds

The Great White Shark is not endangered in the Eastern North Pacific, and, in fact, is doing well enough that its numbers likely are growing, according to an international research team led by a University of Florida researcher.

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