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Scientists identify new shark species in the Atlantic Ocean

Sixgill sharks are among the oldest creatures on Earth, with ancestors dating back to over 250 million years, well before dinosaurs.

Feb 26, 2018, 10:20 AM IST

NASA algorithm used to track whale sharks

Over the course of two decades, lead scientist Brad Norman amassed around 30,000 photos of the awe-inspiring creatures, sent from "citizen scientists" across 54 countries.

Nov 30, 2017, 12:43 PM IST

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

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

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

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

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?

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!

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!

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

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

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

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

 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

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

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

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

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