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Sharks can acquire a taste for jazz music

Sharks can acquire a taste for jazz music

Press Release Macquarie University, Sydney Australia 08. May 2018 — — — — — — — — While for many people sharks bring to mind the Jaws theme music, it seems sharks themselves prefer jazz.   Far from mindless eating machines, new research from the Macquarie University Fish Lab has shown sharks are much more sophisticated than most people imagine.   Researchers trained baby Port Jackson sharks to

Basking Sharks Gather in Large Groups off Northeast U.S. Coast

Basking Sharks Gather in Large Groups off Northeast U.S. Coast

Press Release Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) 29. March 2018 — — — — — — — — Group Sightings are Fairly Rare Groups of basking sharks ranging from as few as 30 to nearly 1,400 individual animals have been observed aggregating in waters from Nova Scotia to Long Island. While individual sightings are fairly

Shark bite-off rates revealed at Ningaloo

Shark bite-off rates revealed at Ningaloo

News Release The University of Western Australia 22. February 2018 — — — — — — — — In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia have quantified the number of shark bite-offs of recreationally caught fish in the Ningaloo region. Published in Marine Ecology Progress Series, in collaboration with the Department

AUS: Putting a number on white shark populations

AUS: Putting a number on white shark populations

News Release Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) 09. February 2018 — — — —- — — — — Looking for brothers and sisters among juvenile white sharks has provided the final pieces of information needed to estimate the size of populations in Australian waters. Australia has two white shark populations, an eastern population

Unique programme to count Indo-Pacific’s sharks and rays

Unique programme to count Indo-Pacific’s sharks and rays

Media Release James Cook University, Australia 31. October 2017 — — — — — — — — A new research programme is underway to count species of sharks and rays across the Indo-Pacific region. Dr Andrew Chin is the Programme Director of SharkSearch Indo-Pacific. He said SharkSearch will systematically gather information on shark and ray

Sharks and rays live a lot longer than we thought

Sharks and rays live a lot longer than we thought

Evidence for systemic age underestimation in shark and ray ageing studies Date: September 29, 2017 Source: James Cook University Summary: Sharks and rays live a lot longer than we thought — some twice as long as previously estimated. Tiger shark. Credit: © frantisek hojdysz / Fotolia Many sharks are living much longer than was thought, according

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 near

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 of

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 neurodegenerative

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, such

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 Sciences

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 study,

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 a

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 more

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 Research,

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