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Lufthansa tests the effects of shark skin in flight

Lufthansa tests the effects of shark skin in flight

Press Release Deutsche Lufthansa AG Media Relations Lufthansa Group 05. February 2013 Key phrase of the week: Learning from nature Two Lufthansa Airbus A340-300s are taking part in a very special mission as part of a trial scheduled to run until summer 2013. Eight 10 x 10 cm test patches have been placed on the

Caterpillar to Sponsor OCEARCH, Performing Global Shark Research on the Ocean

Caterpillar to Sponsor OCEARCH, Performing Global Shark Research on the Ocean

Press Release Caterpillar Inc. 14. February 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sponsorship will help fund sustainable marine practices to further research on sharks—a key member of the ocean’s ecological system PEORIA, Ill.—Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) and OCEARCH have agreed to a multi-year partnership that will help propel the OCEARCH organization’s global research on sharks. OCEARCH has led

Scientists using holiday snaps to identify whale sharks

Scientists using holiday snaps to identify whale sharks

News Release Imperial College London 31. January 2013 Holidaymakers’ photos could help scientists track the movements of giant endangered sharks living in the waters of the Indian Ocean. A new study, led by a researcher from Imperial College London, is the first to show that these publically sourced photographs are suitable for use in conservation

Funding for Aberdeen research using shark immune systems to develop drugs

Funding for Aberdeen research using shark immune systems to develop drugs

News Release University of Aberdeen 06 February 2013 ————————— Pioneering drug discovery gets major funding to move to next stage A pioneering drug development team at the University of Aberdeen has received a £1.5M funding boost to accelerate the progress of multiple novel drug leads to tackle cancer and diseases such as debilitating inflammatory conditions

Taking a Bite at the Shark Bite

Taking a Bite at the Shark Bite

News Release Nova Southeastern University Friday, February 1st, 2013 ———————————— NSU researchers study the bacteria of a shark’s mouth to improve medical treatment for shark bite victims FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. — Researchers from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) are conducting a unique scientific study of bacteria found in the mouths of sharks to develop better medical

Curtin University turn their Sonar Heads to shark detection

Curtin University turn their Sonar Heads to shark detection

Curtin University, Western Australia Dr Miles Parsons Research Fellow / Centre for Marine Science and Technology Perth, Western Australia, January 2013 Curtin University’s Centre for Marine Science and Technology (CMST) has welcomed the Western Australian Government’s decision to award $273k from the Applied Research Program to develop sonar imaging techniques to detect sharks. The Hon.

Shark Bite Researchers Work With Local Shark Tournament

Shark Bite Researchers Work With Local Shark Tournament

Press Release The Blacktip Challenge January 21, 2013 Researchers Work With The Blacktip Challenge To Improve The Medical Treatment of Shark Attack Victims The Blacktip Challenge is an exciting combination of competitive sport fishing, adventure, entertainment, scientific research and education. As the anglers battle Florida’s winter weather, researchers from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and St.

New study shows small cookiecutter shark feeds on flesh of great white

New study shows small cookiecutter shark feeds on flesh of great white

Researchers have discovered the great white shark, one of the most feared ocean predators, can occasionally become prey for the mysterious cookiecutter shark, a lone predator one-tenth its size.

Tagged Irish Blue Sharks Recaptured

Tagged Irish Blue Sharks Recaptured

Courtmacsherry Sea Angling Centre Tagged Sharks Recaptured January 07, 2013 Its great to get news of the Tagging programme and dispatches from Shane O Reilly of the Inland Fisheries Ireland stated that 2 of the Blues that we tagged in 2009, one was recaptured on the 7th March 2012 in posn 1100 km West of

Baby sharks stay still to avoid being detected by predators

Baby sharks stay still to avoid being detected by predators

Public Release PLOS (Public Library of Science) 09. January 2013 Embryonic sharks in egg cases can sense predators’ electric fields, respond by reducing movement Baby sharks still developing in their egg cases can sense when predators are near, and keep very still to avoid being detected, according to research published January 9 in the open

URI student’s shark research aims to reduce shark deaths from fishing

URI student’s shark research aims to reduce shark deaths from fishing

Press Release University of Rhode Island 2013-01-04 Media Contact: Todd McLeish, 401-874-7892 Dover, Del., resident’s project takes top honors at URI event KINGSTON, R.I. – January 4, 2013 – University of Rhode Island sophomore Chelsea Stephens spent the last six months testing a new method of catching sharks that reduces the chance the animal will

$900,000 awarded to shark mitigation

$900,000 awarded to shark mitigation

Government of Western Australia Ministerial Media Statement Friday 7 December 2012 —————————- The following statement was issued by Science and Innovation Minister John Day. Research funding part of State Govt’s Shark Hazard Mitigation Strategies Strobe lights and bubble curtains to be explored as shark stoppers Oceans Institute granted more than $442,000 for two projects Four

Tourism has no effect on Ningaloo whale sharks: study

Tourism has no effect on Ningaloo whale sharks: study

News Release Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) 05. December 2012 Love doesn’t hurt – ecotourism has no long-term effect on whale sharks Whale shark ecotourism is a rapidly growing industry throughout the world. Although conservationists argue that this type of business is “win-win” – providing an alternative to the harvest of these animals by

Hard to fish areas of the seabed may act as refuges for endangered skate

Hard to fish areas of the seabed may act as refuges for endangered skate

News Release Bangor University 16. November 2012 Marine scientists working in the Celtic Sea have discovered a natural refuge for the critically endangered flapper skate. Many elasmobranchs (sharks, rays and skates) are highly vulnerable to over-fishing, but a new paper in the open access journal PLOS ONE shows that small areas of the seabed that

New ancient shark species gives insight into origin of great white

New ancient shark species gives insight into origin of great white

News Release University of Florida November 14, 2012 Credits: Danielle Torrent (Writer), Dana Ehret (Source) GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The great white shark is one of the largest living predatory animals and a magnet for media sensationalism, yet its evolutionary history is as misunderstood as its role as a menace. Originally classified as a direct relative