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Shark barf DNA tests reveal songbirds are on the menu

Shark barf DNA tests reveal songbirds are on the menu

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And this, kids, is how you collect the contents of a tiger shark's stomach. Marcus Drymon Woodpeckers, sparrows and doves, oh my. The remains of these land-loving birds have all appeared in an unlikely place: the stomachs of baby tiger sharks. DNA analysis of "shark barf" shows the young sea predators have some unexpected dining…
MIT scientists found a method to move things as heavy as a fantastic white shark with your bare hands. Have a look.

MIT scientists found a method to move things as heavy as...

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The megalithic structures at Stonehenge have vowed visitors for centuries, but scholars are still working to discover how they got there in the first place. With an average weight of 25 tons per stone, it seems almost inconceivable that humans could have carried them on their own, but a group of MIT researchers has tapped…
Move Over Great White Shark: A New Shark Rules South African Waters

Move Over Great White Shark: A New Shark Rules South African...

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The waters surrounding Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa are eerily calm. All you can hear are waves lapping up against your boat, and you can feel a tension in the air as everyone waits for a moment made famous by Shark Week. Suddenly, there is commotion on one side of the boat as…
Great White Sharks Might Be The Reason Huge Megalodon Shark Is Extinct

Great White Sharks Might Be The Reason Huge Megalodon Shark Is...

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It’s a puzzle piece that has eluded shark scientists for years: just why exactly did the ancient Otodus megalodon, the largest shark to ever swim in our planet’s oceans, disappear? While recent movies and mockumentaries have toyed with the idea that “the Meg” is still alive, it is unquestionably extinct according to marine biologists. Theories have…
This electro-magnetic shark weapon is jawesome

This electro-magnetic shark weapon is jawesome

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The Shark Shield eSPEAR is designed to be worn in a holster and deployed like a spear gun to deter sharks.  Andre Rerekura/Ocean Guardian The majority of sharks in the ocean don't want to turn you into lunch.  But while avoiding a shark attack shouldn't require Jaws-level escape techniques (or the skills of noted shark-puncher Mick Fanning),…
Scientist Usage Tooth DNA To ID Shark Types

Scientist Usage Tooth DNA To ID Shark Types

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In 2018, a small fragment of a shark tooth was pulled from a 13-year-old boy’s leg after he was bitten by a shark off the coast of New York. Across the world in Australia, scientists used sterile swabs on the bite marks of fish that were bitten by sharks during commercial line-based fishing. Both researchers…
All You Required To Know This Valentine’s Day About Shark Sex

All You Required To Know This Valentine’s Day About Shark Sex

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Doo doo da-doo da-doo. Doo doo da-doo da-doo. ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER ADVERTISEMENT No, it isn’t the intro to Jaws. It’s one of the lyrics for the “Baby Shark” song many parents are being forced to listen to a number of times by their children. Even if you don’t have a toddler, you've probably heard of "Baby Shark." In 2015, the…
A Current Win For Sharks Versus The Cruel Act Of Shark Finning

A Current Win For Sharks Versus The Cruel Act Of Shark...

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The official definition of shark finning is "removing the fins from a shark while still on the fishing vessel and dumping the rest of the shark overboard." Not only is the practice of shark finning incredibly wasteful (less than 10% of the weight of a shark is used) but it is extremely cruel as they…

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