Underwater sound and lights show considered to repel sharks
Shark biologists deployed bubbles, chemical repellents, electric fields, lights and underwater sounds off the WA coast last month as part of a study into shark deterrents.
Explainer: Sharks—why size and species matter
Dozens of sharks have reportedly been caught since Western Australia's "catch-and-kill" drum line program began two weeks ago. Firm numbers are not available given the WA government's unwillingness to release ...
Top marine biologists urge end to Australia shark cull
Hundreds of the world's top marine scientists have called for Western Australia to ditch its shark cull policy, arguing there is no evidence that it makes beaches safer, a report said Friday.
New study: Ancient Arctic sharks tolerated brackish water 50 million years ago
Sharks were a tolerant bunch some 50 million years ago, cruising an Arctic Ocean that contained about the same percentage of freshwater as Louisiana's Lake Ponchatrain does today, says a new study involving ...
Warm water shark runs aground on English channel coastline
Specialists were surprised Thursday after a sand tiger shark ran aground on the French coastline of the English Channel, even though it is normally found in deeper and warmer waters.
University's website lets you keep track of sharks
One tiger shark, affectionately known as Harry Lindo, swam an unprecedented 27,000 miles in three years. A couple of others, a tiger and a shortfin mako, dove 3,000 feet deep. Others thrashed through the seas at up to 60 ...
More than 170 sharks caught in Australia cull policy
More than 170 sharks were caught during a controversial cull policy in Western Australia following a spate of fatal attacks, figures showed Wednesday, with 50 of the biggest ones destroyed.
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.
New study reveals vulnerability of sharks as collateral damage in commercial fishing
A new study that examined the survival rates of 12 different shark species when captured as unintentional bycatch in commercial longline fishing operations found large differences in survival rates across ...
Shark tracking reveals impressive feats of navigation
Some shark species are able to navigate to specific locations up to 50km away, a new study published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Animal Ecology has found. Re-analysing tracking data from t ...
Scientists estimate more than 100 million sharks killed annually
(Phys.org) —The number of sharks killed each year in commercial fisheries is estimated at 100 million, with a range between 63 million and 273 million, according to the research "Global Catches, Exploitation ...
Shark migrations studied with underwater robot along Delmarva Peninsula
University of Delaware researchers are using an underwater robot to find and follow sand tiger sharks that they previously tagged with transmitters. The innovative project is part of a multi-year partnership ...
Fear of sharks helps preserve balance in the world's oceans
(Phys.org) —A prey's fear of a shark is critical to protecting ocean biodiversity, according to researchers at Florida International University. Without this fear, a cascading effect within the ecosystem could destabilize ...
Tracking the deep sea paths of tiger sharks
Shark research scientist, Dr Jonathan Werry, has undertaken a four year study tracking the migratory patterns of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) across the Southwest Pacific.