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September, 2014

  • 11 September

    Climate change could leave sharks unable to hunt

    As more and more carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere, the ocean is acidifying too quickly for sharks to keep up. For at least one species, the cost could be the vital sense of smell. Without  its ability to detect the odors of prey, the smooth dogfish could be left high  and …

July, 2014

May, 2014

  • 6 May

    ‘Wall of Death’ Decimates Britain’s Sharks

    'Wall of Death' Decimates Britain's Sharks

    Portuguese and Spanish fishing vessels have created a ‘wall of death’ of fishing lines, decimating Britain’s shark population. Lines 60 miles long and bristling with hooks have been laid across routes taken by sharks…

April, 2014

  • 15 April

    Sharks contain more pollutants than polar bears

    Greenland sharks joined the list of top Arctic predators that suffer under heavy loads of accumulated pollution in their bodies. Biologists already knew that polar bears, orcas (killer whales) and people build up dangerous levels of toxins from feeding at the top of the Arctic food chain.

February, 2014

January, 2014

  • 9 January

    New study finds extreme longevity in white sharks

    Great white sharks — top predators throughout the world’s ocean — grow much slower and live significantly longer than previously thought, according to a new study led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)…

July, 2013