Breakthrough: Scientists sequence the genomes of endangered sharks
GENEVA (Switzerland)- Scientists have sequenced the genomes of two endangered sharks. Low genetic diversity and signs of inbreeding ring alarm bells for great hammerheads, but there may be hope for shortfin makos that showed higher genetic diversity and limited inbreeding. The first chromosome level genome sequences for great hammerhead andContinue Reading
How do sharks react when released?
How do sharks and tuna react to being caught by hook-and-line and then released? Well, they swim twice as fast as their normal cruising speed, according tot researchers at The Royal Society. Sharks and tuna normally swim at elevated speeds relative to cruising speeds only during strenuous activity, such asContinue Reading
How you can help protect sharks – and what doesn’t work
PHOENIX (USA)- Sharks are some of the most ecologically important and most threatened animals on Earth. Recent reports show that up to one-third of all known species of sharks and their relatives, rays, are threatened with extinction. Unsustainable overfishing is the biggest threat by far. Losing sharks can disrupt coastal foodContinue Reading
Why do hammerhead sharks have hammer-shaped heads?
Hammerhead sharks are the strange-looking ones. They look like someone grabbed their skull by the eye sockets and stretched their heads out sideways, while the rest of their bodies look like those of a normal shark. Article by Gavin Naylor. You might wonder – what are the advantages of havingContinue Reading
Shark Angels World Oceans’ Day Auction 2022 Launches
NEW YORK (USA)- Shark Angels, a U.S. based non-profit, is thrilled to launch their annual World Oceans Day Auction on June 5th via the global charity auction site, Charity Auctions Today one of the world’s leading auction platforms. Items are up for bid here or visit auction.sharkangels.org until June 19th,Continue Reading
Record-breaking long distance swimming silky sharks need protection
GENEVA (Switzerland)- Tracking silky sharks has revealed them to be swift swimmers. But they’re also one of the most heavily fished sharks globally. Will expanded marine protection in the Tropical Eastern Pacific go far enough to protect these long-distance swimmers? Smooth, slender and swift. Enter the silky shark, one ofContinue Reading
Save Our Seas and Shark Conservation Fund join forces
GENEVA (Switzerland)- The Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) has joined the Shark Conservation Fund (SCF) as one of its members. Dr James Lea, the SOSF’s chief executive officer, has joined the advisory board and says of the partnership, ‘I am delighted that we are joining the Shark Conservation Fund. Combined withContinue Reading