Fossil finds shed light on penguins' evolutionary past
Africa isn't the kind of place you might expect to find penguins. But one species lives along Africa's southern coast today, and newly found fossils confirm that as many as four penguin species coexisted ...
Shark tooth weapons reveal missing shark species in Central Pacific islands
The Gilbert Island reefs in the Central Pacific were once home to two species of sharks not previously reported in historic records or contemporary studies. The species were discovered in a new analysis of ...
Plesiosaur a victim of shark attack
Shark teeth analysis provides detailed new look at Arctic climate change
A new study shows that some shark species may be able to cope with the decreasing salinity of Arctic waters that may come with rising temperatures.
Researchers find shark teeth made of natural fluoride
Pre-historic sharks feast on marine reptiles
As an undergraduate student of geology I had become fascinated by palaeontology—in particular the study of marine vertebrate fossils from the Cretaceous period (145-66 million years ago).
Jaws -- 4 million BC
It might sound like a mashup of monster movies, but palaeontologists have discovered evidence of how an extinct shark attacked its prey, reconstructing a killing that took place 4 million years ago.
Great white work: Scientists renew the study of shark teeth
(Phys.org) -- The lasting legacy of the great white shark is sharp, strong and pointy: its teeth.
Fossil bone bed helps reconstruct life along California's ancient coastline
In the famed Sharktooth Hill Bone Bed near Bakersfield, Calif., shark teeth as big as a hand and weighing a pound each, intermixed with copious bones from extinct seals and whales, seem to tell of a 15-million-year-old ...
Spanish researchers obtain bioceramics for implants from shark teeth
Researchers have obtained bioceramics from shark teeth, which have applications in the regeneration of bone tissue, particularly in the fields of traumatology and odontology. Given the degree of innovation and the positive ...
Sea Life sharks help scientists probe mysteries of ancient seas
Sea Life Centre sharks are set to help University of Birmingham scientists unravel the mysteries of ancient seas. That will be the goal of a major research project announced as the centres prepare to host special Shark Weeks ...