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Wired Australian sharks using Twitter to warn swimmers

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 09:42

Sharks in Western Australia have been reportedly fitted with transmitters that alert surfers and swimmers close to popular beaches via Twitter so as to curb any attacks.

Human hunting behaviour similar to sharks and bees

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 18:41

Human hunter-gatherers employed the same foraging movements as used by many other animals such as sharks and honey bees when hunting, a new study has found.

Human hunting behaviour similar to sharks and honey bees

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:38

A team of anthropologists has found that the Hadza tribe`s movements while foraging can be described by a mathematical pattern called a Levy walk, a pattern that also is found in the movements of many other animals like sharks and honey bees.

Lemon sharks, like salmon, head back home to give birth

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 18:46

A new research conducted in Bimini in The Bahamas has revealed that female lemon sharks that were born there returned 15 years later to give birth to their own young.

Sharks prefer attacking prey from behind

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 16:32

Researchers have claimed that sharks can comprehend body orientation and therefore know whether humans are facing them or not.

White sharks are remarkably similar to humans

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 10:45

Researchers have discovered that many of the endangered great white shark`s proteins involved in an array of different functions- including metabolism- match humans more closely than they do zebrafish, the quintessential fish model.

New Zealand to ban shark finning

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 11:54

New Zealand is to ban shark finning in its waters within two years, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced today.

Overfishing of sharks endangers reefs: Study

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 08:32

Scientists studying reefs off Australia said Thursday sharks play a fundamental role in the health of coral, and overfishing of them made reefs more vulnerable to global warming and weather disasters.

Oz scientists link Shark population to damage on coral reefs

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 14:34

Australian marine scientists have linked the declining Shark population to damage on coral reefs off the country`s north-west coast.

India bans removal of shark fins on seas

Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013, 22:30

India Friday put a ban on the removal of shark fins on board a vessel on the sea in a move to stop the inhuman hunting of sharks.

New suits make surfers invisible to sharks

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 18:16

Scientists from the University of Western Australia, with designers Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS), have unveiled two new wetsuits, which they say could protect surfers from sharks.

Australian firm launches `anti-shark` wetsuits

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 16:09

An Australian research firm today launched what is being touted as the world`s first anti-shark wetsuit, using new discoveries about the predators` eyesight to stave off or evade an attack.