sharks and rays

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Free online shark course from Cornell

Cornell University, in collaboration with The University of Queensland, has created a free online course on sharks to to spread the message that shark populations need help if we are to prevent further declines and possible extinctions
Grey shark

More fish in Indonesia shark sanctuary but fishermen turning to crime

Good news for Indonesia's shark sanctuary: sharks and other fish are more abundant within zones with fishing restrictions according to a new study. Bad...
Photo by Enric Sala/National Geographic A group of hammerhead sharks swims over the sandy seafloor populated with garden eels at Darwin Island. These sharks are known for their ability to make sudden and sharp turns as the unique wide-set placement of their eyes allows them a vertical 360-degree view, which is ideal for stalking their prey.

Galapagos Islands Wolf and Darwin home to largest shark biomass in the world

More sharks live around the Galapagos Darwin and Wolf Islands than anywhere else on the planet
Bull Shark, Carcharhinus leucas

First Evidence of Multiple Paternity in Bull Sharks

A single litter of bull shark pups can have two fathers, say French researchers. The scientists tested the embryos from four bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas)...
At 9 foot long, not including the tail, tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) Harry Lindo is not exactly on the small side. In just over 3 years Harry swam over 44,000 kilometres – that’s more than the circumference of the Earth (just over 40,000 kilometres). Harry’s track is the longest recorded for a tiger shark, and probably the longest ever published for any shark species.

The travelling life of the tiger shark

At 9 foot long, not including the tail, tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) Harry Lindo is not exactly on the small side.  It’s not Harry’s size...

Close encounter with a great white shark

I am often told how adventurous, crazy or "brave" I am, and that I take big risks. I don't take crazy risks, but I...
Basking shark Bali

Basking shark seen for first time in Indonesia

A recent stranding of a basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) in north-western Bali is the first confirmed record of this large, filter-feeding shark species in Indonesian...
Great white shark

Like Sharks? Volunteer with Great White Shark Project

The 1974 film "Jaws" immortalized the Great White but also did more damage to the image of the Great White Shark than they could...
Tiger Shark

Shark loss hits global ecosystems

The loss of sharks could contribute to the destruction of one of the planet’s most under-appreciated sources of carbon storage — seagrasses, according to...
Hammerhead sharks

Shark Fin Sales Halved in China

Good news at last for sharks: prices and sales of shark fin are falling in China by 50-70% according to a report by WildAid.