Sharks

Lions, chimpanzees among 34 endangered species to receive special protection

Lions, chimpanzees among 34 endangered species to receive special protection

 These species were selected to receive heightened conservation efforts at the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) conference that just concluded in Manila.

Oct 29, 2017, 19:01 PM IST
Sharks, rays live longer than previously estimated: Study

Sharks, rays live longer than previously estimated: Study

James Cook University researcher Alastair Harry conducted a study on 53 sharks and rays after which it was discovered that a bull shark can live up to the age of 40, twice as long as had been estimated earlier.

Sep 29, 2017, 11:37 AM IST
Mexican marine biologist works to save great white sharks

Mexican marine biologist works to save great white sharks

A Mexican marine biologist is using his new book to spread the message for protection of great white sharks, an animal that he contends is nearly perfect.

Aug 17, 2017, 21:54 PM IST
Sharks could hold genetic secret to long life

Sharks could hold genetic secret to long life

Greenland sharks, the longest living vertebrates on Earth which live for up to 400 years, could hold the secret to long life, geneticists mapping their DNA say. 

Jul 08, 2017, 22:01 PM IST
Tagged animals at risk from hunters: Study

Tagged animals at risk from hunters: Study

Tags produced "incredible" insights into the movements and lifestyles of many different species.

Mar 02, 2017, 00:43 AM IST
Background music in documentaries an obstacle in shark conservation?

Background music in documentaries an obstacle in shark conservation?

As per a study, ominous background music present in shark documentaries may affect viewers' attitude and could thus hamper people's willingness to participate in conservation efforts.

Aug 08, 2016, 23:13 PM IST
World Oceans Day 2016: Five facts you didn’t know about shark!

World Oceans Day 2016: Five facts you didn’t know about shark!

Sharks are often considered as the most dangerous species of fish. 

Jun 08, 2016, 12:35 PM IST
Shark attack leaves surfer fighting for life after losing leg; mammal killed!

Shark attack leaves surfer fighting for life after losing leg; mammal killed!

The 4.2m-long shark, meanwhile, was trapped in baited drum lines and killed by the Western Australia fisheries department, according to reports.

Jun 02, 2016, 22:53 PM IST
 Sharks possess distinct personalities like humans

Sharks possess distinct personalities like humans

Researchers from the Macquarie University observed the behaviour from the east coast of Australia and found that individual sharks had distinct and consistent responses when exposed to an unfamiliar environment and stress.

May 29, 2016, 13:55 PM IST
Captured: Witness 70 tiger sharks ripping apart a dead whale! - Watch video

Captured: Witness 70 tiger sharks ripping apart a dead whale! - Watch video

The video is actually a drone footage that was captured by Eco Abrolhos, an island tour company.  

May 22, 2016, 18:42 PM IST
New evidence suggests our limbs may have evolved from shark gills

New evidence suggests our limbs may have evolved from shark gills

The new genetic results support the century-old but widely discounted theory on the origin of limbs.

Apr 20, 2016, 14:08 PM IST
Climate change to destroy sharks' hunting ability

Climate change to destroy sharks' hunting ability

 Warmer waters and ocean acidification will have major detrimental effects on sharks' ability to meet their energy demands, says a new study.

Nov 14, 2015, 12:51 PM IST

300 million-year-old giant shark fossils found in US

 Even before the age of dinosaurs, massive relatives of the modern-day sharks ruled the waters of present-day Texas, reveals an analysis of fossils recovered recently from the region.

Oct 31, 2015, 00:28 AM IST
Watch: Video of world's largest sharks swimming with scientist goes viral

Watch: Video of world's largest sharks swimming with scientist goes viral

Have you ever seen a shark swimming along with humans? If not, here's a perfect treat for you.

Sep 10, 2015, 14:36 PM IST
Electrical ankle device can repel sharks effectively

Electrical ankle device can repel sharks effectively

An electrical device which can be attached to an ankle, surfboard or kayak is able to prevent more than 90 per cent of shark encounters, Australian scientists have found.

Jun 18, 2015, 18:26 PM IST
Australian beaches closed after shark-sighting

Australian beaches closed after shark-sighting

Beaches on Australia's New South Wales coast remained closed for the fifth day after sharks were sighted in Newcastle.

Jan 14, 2015, 16:49 PM IST
Now, $80 'Sharkbanz' wristband to fend off ocean's most feared predator sharks

Now, $80 'Sharkbanz' wristband to fend off ocean's most feared predator sharks

A new wristband has recently been developed that claims to fend off ocean's most feared predator sharks and is available for 80 dollars.

Jan 09, 2015, 14:07 PM IST

Sharks vulnerable to over-fishing

Certain shark species migrate much less than previously thought, making them vulnerable to over-fishing, says a study.

Nov 13, 2014, 19:12 PM IST
Jet Airways bans shipment of shark fins: HSI

Jet Airways bans shipment of shark fins: HSI

Jet Airways has banned shipment of shark fins, joining a growing number of major international carriers committed to protecting declining shark populations and marine ecosystems.

Nov 06, 2014, 17:42 PM IST

'Ancient fish pioneered penetrative sex'

Sexual intercourse was pioneered by a group of unsightly, long-extinct fish about 385 million years ago in Scotland, Australian scientists have reported.

Oct 20, 2014, 14:24 PM IST