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Tagging project confirms Sea of the Hebrides importance to basking sharks

Tagging project confirms Sea of the Hebrides importance to basking sharks

News Release University of Exeter 21. January 2016 ——————— A pioneering three-year project to learn some of the secrets of Scotland’s basking sharks by using satellite tag technology has shown an area off the west coast to be truly important for these giant fish. Sharks tracked during the Basking Shark Satellite Tagging Project tended to

Far-Travelled Shark

Far-Travelled Shark

News Release NAFC Marine Centre University of the Highlands and Islands 14. January 2016 —————— A hound shark caught near Shetland in December had been tagged off the Dutch coast in 2013 The starry smooth-hound (Mustelus asterias) was caught by the Shetland fishing boat Arcturus (skipper Bobby Sandison) while she was fishing in the East

Sand Tiger Shark Nursery Discovered in New York Waters

Sand Tiger Shark Nursery Discovered in New York Waters

Press Release Wildlife Conservation Society ( WCS ) 05. January 2016 ————————- Scientists Discover Nursery Ground for Sand Tiger Sharks In Long Island’s Great South Bay Discovery made by project tracking local sharks since 2012 Research led by WCS’s New York Aquarium NEW YORK (January 5, 2016)—Scientists and veterinarians working for WCS’s New York Aquarium

New Study Suggests Angler Education Can Benefit Sharks

New Study Suggests Angler Education Can Benefit Sharks

Press Release University of Miami 24. November 2015 ————————- Researchers surveyed recreational fishers on attitudes toward shark conservation MIAMI — A new study finds fisher education can help protect vulnerable shark populations. The research, led by University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science scientists, showed that recreational anglers were more supportive

Rare speartooth sharks caught and tagged

Rare speartooth sharks caught and tagged

News Release Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation ( CSIRO ) 11. November 2015 ———————- The first ever adult Speartooth Sharks have been caught and satellite tagged by CSIRO scientists working in remote Cape York. The elusive shark species – listed as critically endangered – was discovered in the Bizant River on the eastern side

2015 Coastal Shark Survey Reveals Shark Populations Improving off U.S. East Coast

2015 Coastal Shark Survey Reveals Shark Populations Improving off U.S. East Coast

Press Release NOAA Fisheries 08. September 2015 ———————— The longest running coastal shark research survey along the East Coast has completed its 2015 field work, capturing and tagging more than 2,800 sharks, the most in the survey’s 29-year history. The results are very good news for shark populations. “We caught fish throughout the survey,” said

Data Science Class Offers Theory on N.C. Shark Attacks

Data Science Class Offers Theory on N.C. Shark Attacks

News Release The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 03. August 2015 ———————– CHARLOTTE – Aug. 3, 2015 – After weeks of research, graduate students in the UNC Charlotte course “Knowledge Discovery in Databases” have analyzed diverse data sets related to sharks and have discovered certain patterns emerge. There appears to be a correlation between

WA Shark Deterrent Research Reveals Promising Results

WA Shark Deterrent Research Reveals Promising Results

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 17. June 2015 ——————— Shark research yields promising results The following statement was issued by the Premier, the Hon Colin Barnett, MLA ​​Three State Government-funded research projects on shark detection and deterrents recently completed Existing and novel shark deterrents tested on a range of species in the wild

Curtin palaeontologist finds more tooth to shark story

Curtin palaeontologist finds more tooth to shark story

Media Release Curtin University, Western Australia 09. June 2015 ——————— Fossil named after former WA Chief Scientist Lyn Beazley Research recently published in the scientific journal PLOS One substantially strengthens the theory that the modern shark is less primitive than previously believed. Curtin University palaeontologist Associate Professor Kate Trinajstic, from the Faculty of Science and

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

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