Temperature-dependent adaptations of whale shark vision

Researchers in Japan led by the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research, Kobe and Osaka Metropolitan University, Osaka, have discovered that whale shark vision has uniquely temperature-dependent adaptations unseen in ...

Butterfly wings inspire new high-tech surfaces

A South American butterfly flapped its wings, and caused a flurry of nanotechnology research to happen in Ohio. Researchers here have taken a new look at butterfly wings and rice leaves, and learned things about their microscopic ...

These sharks use unique molecules to glow green

In the depths of the sea, certain shark species transform the ocean's blue light into a bright green color that only other sharks can seeā€”but how they biofluoresce has previously been unclear. In a study publishing August ...

Young blue sharks use central North Atlantic nursery

Blue sharks may use the central North Atlantic as a nursery prior to males and females moving through the ocean basin in distinctly different patterns, according to a study published August 13, 2014 in the open-access journal ...

Pacific sharks disappearing into soup, study says

Pacific stocks of the oceanic whitetip shark, a favourite of fin soup enthusiasts, sank by as much as 17 percent a year between 1995 and 2010 despite catch and finning limits, a study said Wednesday.

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