Suspected fatal shark attack in New Caledonia

Rescue services in New Caledonia were Thursday searching for the body of a fisherman believed to have been killed by a shark, following a spate of fatal attacks in the South Pacific territory this year.

New study tracks large sharks during hurricanes

A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science tracked large sharks in Miami and The Bahamas to understand how these migratory animals respond to major storms, ...

Older than expected: Teeth reveal the origin of the tiger shark

The tiger shark is one of the largest predatory sharks known today. This shark is a cosmopolitan species occurring in all oceans worldwide. It is characterized by a striped pattern on its back, which is well marked in juveniles ...

Tracking the tailbeats of a tiger shark

Although tiger sharks have a reputation as swift and fierce predators, new research by The University of Western Australia, Australian Institute of Marine Science and Murdoch University has revealed that they actually prefer ...

Old fishing hooks are severe hazards for sharks

Startling data fresh off an eight-year tiger shark study in French Polynesia shows severe impacts the creatures of the sea face long after they are cut loose from fishing lines.

Scientists study manta rays' impressive ability to heal

"Whoopi' the manta ray—a regular visitor to Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef—has helped University of Queensland and Murdoch University scientists study rays' impressive ability to heal.

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