PERTH (AUSTRALIA)- New research of the University of Western Australia’s School of Animal Biology and The Oceans Institute suggests that sharks are definitely color blind. The study, published in the latest Royal Society Biology Letters, is the first to investigate the genetic basis and spectral tuning of the shark visualContinue Reading

CHATHAM (USA)- Scientists and fishermen worked together aboard the Ocearch, a repurposed crabbing vessel to tag their first great white shark off the eastern coast of the US state of Massachusetts. The shark, more than 2,000 pounds and nearly 15 feet long, was tagged and released. The method they use is new.Continue Reading

SAN FRANCISCO (USA)- Ever been in the water, wondering if there were sharks nearby? In Northern California soon your smartphone or tablet will tell you if you share the same waters as say, a great white.  Gizmag reports that a team of Stanford University researchers lead by Prof. Barbara BlockContinue Reading

CHARLESTON (USA)- Scientists at the College of Charleston in South Carolina have been mapping the existing shark species and found amongst the 574 species they discover, 79 potentially new ones. The outcome of the genetic analysis, which was reported in the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, suggests more overlooked speciesContinue Reading

ILIAMNA LAKE (ALASKA)- The elusive Lake Iliamna monster might be nothing more than a Pacific sleeper shark. It’s a hypothesis that scientist Bruce Wright will explore this summer. In fact, it hooks on to another theory of another lake monster. That of Loch Ness. Some say that is also aContinue Reading

ELEUTHERA (BAHAMAS)-Scientisct of the Cape Eleuthera Institute are exploring the deep sea. An enormous variety of weird and wonderful creatures make the deep sea their home, including many species of sharks. In a new project they hope to discover more about deep sea sharks. “About half of all known speciesContinue Reading

TAIPEI (TAIWAN) –For one year long The Society of Wilderness tested sharks in the waters around Taiwan. Conclusion: nearly 60 percent of the sharks in the waters around the island are listed as threatened species by the international community. The group therefore calls for intensified efforts to conserve sharks andContinue Reading