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Modern sharks may not be "living fossils"

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 18:21

Modern sharks have undergone many more evolutionary changes than previously thought and are not the "living fossils" of their prehistoric ancestors, a new study has found.

Sharks use all available senses to hunt down prey

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 18:40

A new study has revealed that when a shark gets hungry, it will use all the senses it has available to hunt down something to eat.

25% of sharks and rays at high risk of extinction

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 12:40

A new assessment by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has revealed that a quarter of the world`s sharks and rays are at risk of extinction.

White sharks `can live for 70 years and longer`

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 11:34

Adult white sharks, also known as great whites, may live far longer than previously believed, a new study has claimed.

Tagged sharks in Australia send auto-tweets to warn swimmers

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 13:58

In an innovative move to curb shark attacks, more than 300 sharks in Australia have been tagged with transmitters so that an automatic tweet warning is sent when they are dangerously close to the shore.

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.