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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.

Recapture of a tope shark tagged off Scotland

Recapture of a tope shark tagged off Scotland

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

Shark antibodies inspire optimization of human antibodies

Shark antibodies inspire optimization of human antibodies

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

Aquarium Lecture Series: Shark Research Confessions

Aquarium Lecture Series: Shark Research Confessions

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

ANCIENT SHARK FOSSIL REVEALS NEW INSIGHTS INTO JAW EVOLUTION

ANCIENT SHARK FOSSIL REVEALS NEW INSIGHTS INTO JAW EVOLUTION

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

New Zealand Gamefish Tagging News – April 2014

New Zealand Gamefish Tagging News – April 2014

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

Sharks Sense Prey in Surprising Ways during Pioneering Study

Sharks Sense Prey in Surprising Ways during Pioneering Study

Press Release Mote Marine Laboratory 02. April 2014 —————– Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by Hayley Rutger How sharks hunt prey — from the first whiff to the final chomp — has been revealed as never before in a new study about shark senses that was supported by the National Science Foundation and published today,