A new study of shark populations in 58 countries around the world detected none in almost 20% of the locations surveyed.
July 23, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: conservation fish sharks fishing coral-reefs oceans endangered-species earth-and-environment
Researchers are using a newly developed satellite tag to study previously unknown aspects of tiger shark reproduction. This approach could be used on other difficult-to-study shark species.
April 28, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: reproduction conservation sharks wildlife scientists-at-work oceans marine-biology tagging endangered-species tiger-sharks women-scientists satellite-data the-bahamas
Scientists used a measure of lingering radioactivity from nuclear explosions to estimate the age of whale sharks, an endangered species.
April 6, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: sharks bones endangered-species science-and-technology earth-and-environment radioactivity
You won't see a blue shark near the beach, but thanks to 50 years of tagging data, scientists are learning about their wide-ranging lives at sea.
March 24, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: fisheries sharks noaa oceans marine-biology tagging significant-figures
Scientists thought there was only one sixgill sawshark species – until now.
March 18, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: conservation sharks sawfish madagascar zanzibar new-species marine-biodiversity wildlife-monitoring small-scale-fisheries fishery-management
The "ability to withstand low oxygen environments and walk on their fins gives them a remarkable edge over their prey of small crustaceans and mollusks."
Feb. 3, 2020 • ~3 min
Tags: sharks walking new-species featured science-and-technology
Shark attacks in 2019 were unusually low for the second year running, but the elusive foot-long cookiecutter shark scored a personal best with three.
Jan. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: sharks beaches oceans science-and-technology recreation
An estimated 100 million sharks are killed every year, many for shark fin soup.
Aug. 25, 2019 • ~2 min
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