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Tagged Common Skate Recapture in UK

Tagged Common Skate Recapture in UK

News Release Marine Management Organisation 13. July 2012 Skate research success A project to understand the population and movements of skate has recorded its first tagged fish thanks to a South West fisherman. A skate, tagged and released as part of a Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) research programme, was caught...

New species of shark fossil honors ETSU staffer

New species of shark fossil honors ETSU staffer

New species named in honor of ETSU staff member Sandy Swift JOHNSON CITY (Posted July 5, 2012) – An article in the current issue of the international journal “Historical Biology” describes an extinct shark that swam the seas some 260 million years ago. Similar to the present-day great white shark, the predator was between...

Shark species more diverse than thought

Shark species more diverse than thought

Genetic analysis suggests overlooked species, raises concerns about conservation. By Daniel Cressey, Nature News 22. June 2012 A genetic study of thousands of specimens of sharks and rays has uncovered scores of potential new species and is fuelling biologists’ debates over the organisation of the family tree of these animals. The work also raises...

Large whaler sharks: study to investigate best management

Large whaler sharks: study to investigate best management

News Release NSW Department of Primary Industries 18 Jun 2012 A two year study into the ecology, population, movements and distribution of Sandbar and Dusky Whaler Sharks has commenced with researchers from NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) investigating how best to manage whaler shark stocks in NSW waters. The research will investigate...

Early human ancestor looked like a shark

Early human ancestor looked like a shark

Where We Split from Sharks: Common Ancestor Comes Into Focus News Release University of Chicago Medical Center June 13 2012 The common ancestor of all jawed vertebrates on Earth resembled a shark, according to a new analysis of the braincase of a 290-million-year-old fossil fish that has long puzzled paleontologists. New research on Acanthodes...

Australia has two distinct white shark populations

Australia has two distinct white shark populations

A new scientific study has identified two distinct populations of white shark at the east and west of Bass Strait in Australian waters, prompting researchers to suggest the huge fish may need regional conservation plans. ...

Alarming methylmercury levels in Californian sport fish, reveals survey

Alarming methylmercury levels in Californian sport fish, reveals survey

California Water Boards Media Release For Immediate Release May 24, 2012 Tim Moran Office of Public Information (916) 327-8239 Survey Reveals High Methylmercury in Coastal Sport Fish Sacramento – Methylmercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) continue to be significant concerns in sport fish surveyed on the California coast, according to a two-year state survey. The...

World Fisheries Congress in Scotland

World Fisheries Congress in Scotland

6th World Fisheries Congress Sustainable Fisheries in a Changing World 7th – 11th May 2012 Edinburgh, Scotland   Shark-Related Abstracts Using videography to understand the effects of large marine reserves on pelagic, migratory species Gollock, Matthew; Koldewey, Heather; Letessier, Tom; Meeuwig, Jessica ZSL, United Kingdom; University University of Western Australia, Australia Large, open-ocean marine...

First satellite tag study for manta rays reveals habits and hidden journeys of ocean giants

First satellite tag study for manta rays reveals habits and hidden journeys of ocean giants

Wildlife Conservation Society, University of Exeter, and the Mexican Government uncover feeding habitats and threats to world’s largest ray Contact: John Delaney jdelaney@wcs.org 718-220-3275 Wildlife Conservation Society Public release date: 11-May-2012 Using the latest satellite tracking technology, conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Exeter (UK), and the Government of Mexico have...

New shark species found in RAK

New shark species found in RAK

By Martin Croucher, The National, 04. May 2012 DUBAI // A marine biologist hopes she may soon be lending her name to a new species of shark she discovered in UAE waters. Rima Jabado, who for the past two years has been cataloguing shark species in the Emirates’ waters, recently found the fish at...

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