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Pocket sharks are actual, and scientists say this cutie is a brand new species

Pocket sharks are actual, and scientists say this cutie is a...

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This American Pocket Shark came from the Gulf of Mexico. Mark Doosey/Tulane University Sharks have a rep as the big, bad monsters of the deep. But they also come in an adorable mini form. Scientists have just welcomed a new species of pocket shark. Say hello to Mollisquama mississippiensis and try not to squee too…
Countless Sharks and Rays May Be Getting Strangled by Plastic Waste

Countless Sharks and Rays May Be Getting Strangled by Plastic Waste

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Sharks and rays are getting entangled in plastic pollution. Here, a mako shark in the Pacific Ocean has become entangled by a fishing rope, which is causing scoliosis of the back. Credit: Daniel Cartamil You've seen the heartbreaking video of the turtle with a straw caught in its nose, and you've heard about fish pumped…
Locating Sharks In The Bahamas

Locating Sharks In The Bahamas

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<div _ngcontent-c14="" innerhtml="Conducting research on the movements of sharks is not easy. The animals move around a lot, spend their entire lives underwater,...
Killer whales delight in the livers of excellent white sharks– simply one whale sighting can keep the sharks away for a year

Killer whales delight in the livers of excellent white sharks– simply...

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Who's afraid of the big, bad ... whale? The lovable orca of "Free Willy" fame, also called a killer whale or blackfish, is a stone-cold predator. So much so, in fact, that it can send the world's most feared shark into hiding. A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports found that the mere…
The Trick Life Of Great White Sharks In Kelp

The Trick Life Of Great White Sharks In Kelp

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<div _ngcontent-c14="" innerhtml="If you're a seal, you thought you were safe from great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in the kelp. New research shows...
Swim Quick – Great White Sharks Do Not!

Swim Quick – Great White Sharks Do Not!

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While most people are afraid of great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias), Yuuki Watanabe was drawn to them since childhood. “Personally, I love white sharks. Since I was a child, I have been fascinated (for unknown reason) by something big, fast, and looking cool, including space shuttle, bullet trains, and white sharks,” Watanabe, from the National…
Swim Quick … Great White Sharks Do Not!

Swim Quick … Great White Sharks Do Not!

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While most people are afraid of great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias), Yuuki Watanabe was drawn to them since childhood. “Personally, I love white sharks. Since I was a child, I have been fascinated (for unknown reason) by something big, fast, and looking cool, including space shuttle, bullet trains, and white sharks,” Watanabe, from the National…
Why Sharks Matter

Why Sharks Matter

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We've all heard the phrase, "we need sharks," "sharks matter," or "sharks are important," but what do the people who say that actually mean? How are sharks important and why do they matter in regards to our oceans? Oceanic white tip shark with pilot fish. Getty Upper-trophic-level predators like sharks are ecologically, economically, and culturally significant. But…
Philippines Has Actually 2nd Largest Understood Population Of Whale Sharks

Philippines Has Actually 2nd Largest Understood Population Of Whale Sharks

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It's official: the Philippines officially hosts the second largest known population of whale sharks in the world according to Wildbook for Whale Sharks, a photo-identification library that boasts a visual database of whale shark (Rhincodon typus) encounters around the world. By individually cataloguing the whale sharks, it allows marine biologists to collect and analyze whale shark…
Environment Modification Is Making Sharks Right-Handed

Environment Modification Is Making Sharks Right-Handed

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Australian researchers recently bred Port Jackson sharks in a tank warmed to a temperature likely to occur at the end of the century if climate change continues unabated. These warmer waters made the sharks right-handed. Credit: Shutterstock Australian scientists went snorkeling for shark eggs, then incubated those eggs in a special tank designed to simulate…

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