Tag Archives: Pacific Ocean

How do Scalloped hammerheads do it?

Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna lewini)

COCOS ISLANDS (Costa Rica)- The endangered scalloped hammerhead shark mates in parts of the ocean where there is a high current. The sharks possibly ‘do it’ there in favor of respiration while they’re at it. This is one of the conclusions that researchers of the Charles Darwin Research Center of Ecuador found while doing research in the Isla del Coco […]

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New glow-in-the-dark shark species discovered

Stephen M. Kajiura, Ph.D., study co-author, a professor of biological sciences and director of the Elasmobranch Research Laboratory in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science shows the newly discovered shark.

Like finding a needle in a haystack. This summer a team of scientists discovered a new species of shark measuring less than a foot long and weighing under 2 pounds full-grown. This miniature, “glow-in-the-dark” shark is a member of the Lanternshark family (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae), which was serendipitously found 1,000 feet below the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Northwestern […]

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Japanese fishermen hook Megamouth shark

Megamouth

It is one of the most amazing sharks of them all: the megamouth. A deep water shark with, as its name suggest, as huge impressive mouth. Japanese fishermen caught one as bycatch yesterday near the Mie Prefecture around three miles off the Owase Port. It is estimated the shark weighed around one ton (907kg) and was around 5 metres long. […]

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Australian surfers vote for ‘controlled’ cull

Great white FCC:philstr

BYRON BAY (AUSTRALIA)- Surfers on Australia’s New South Wales north coast have overwhelmingly and somehow unexpectedly voted for a partial cull of sharks. This vote was made last night following an unprecedented number of attacks and sightings along the world-famous coastline. Surfer Tadashi Nakahara was mauled to death in February and 11 others have been attacked, including body boarder Matt Lee […]

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9-meter whale shark washed up in Ecuador

Whale shark in Oslob, Cebu, Philippines. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons/Klaus Stiefel.

SANTA MARIANITA (ECUADOR)- Over 100 volunteers did their best in saving a 9 meter long whale shark that washed up on a beach off the town of Santa Marianita. Their effort unfortunately was too late. The female whale shark became stranded on the beach after being caught in the shallow waters as the tide went out. The shark was spotted […]

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