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
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
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
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...
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.
News Release Portuguese Institute of Ocean and Atmosphere 21. May 2014 ————– A tope (Galeorhinus galeus) tagged off Scotland, United Kingdom, was recaptured in Portuguese waters, around Peniche. The individual was tagged under the “UK shark tagging program” (Ocean & Earth Science National Oceanography Centre, Southampton), that addresses 14 shark species. This program is aimed
News Release Technische Universität München (TUM) 15. May 2014 —————— Learning from sharks Genetically engineered antibodies are deployed successfully in cancer diagnostics and therapy. Therapeutic antibodies against Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis are currently under development. An important criterion when designing suitable antibody fragments is their stability. Comparing the antibodies of sharks, which are very
Shark Research Confessions: Introductions and Adventures in the Field with New England Shark Experts This video was uploaded by Forum Network on 09. May 2014. New England is home to many different species of sharks: great white, basking, blue and thresher sharks to name a few. It is also home to many shark researchers who
Press Release American Museum of Natural History 16. April 2014 —————- Skull structures of 325-million-year-old shark fossil show that living sharks are evolutionarily advanced The skull of a newly discovered 325-million-year-old shark-like species suggests that early cartilaginous and bony fishes have more to tell us about the early evolution of jawed vertebrates—including humans—than do modern
Shark Recaptures in New Zealand’s Gamefish Tagging Program - 2014 Overview : Since the 2013–14 season began on 1 July, 2013 there have been 26 tag recoveries advised. In the same period another 1400 tagged fish have been added to the database. The 26 recaptured fish comprised the following five shark specimens: – 3 mako