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Eqalussuaq… is Innuit for Greenland shark

In the family of Somniosidae, sleeper sharks, the Greenland shark stands out as a bit of a bad ass. It lives farther north than any […]

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Are sharks socializing?

Many shark species live in groups, like  grey reef sharks that aggregate in groups of females, and scalloped hammerheads (Sphyrna lewini) that swim in schools. […]

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A Great Lookalike!

Some time ago, we made a classic mistake, and published a picture of a ‘beached great white’. Thanks to our Facebook follower Melissa Michaelson, we […]

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Which shark and ray species are most endangered? A sad gallery…

There has been a lot of publicity about shark culling in West Australia, Isle de la Réunion and Seychelles. And rightfully so. But the populations […]

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Mysterious Travels by Tagged Tigers

In Australia, the government has started to cull sharks of 3 meter or longer with baited drum lines. But these sharks are not Australian, they […]

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Baby talk

We do not yet know much about the reproductive strategies of sharks and rays. Sharks have probably been very successful through the evolution because they […]

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Elephant what??? Meet the elephant shark

The elephant shark is a relic of a bygone age, sometimes called a living fossil, a creature alive today that has changed little since it […]

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Have tag, will travel!

Galeorhinus galeus is a hound shark of the family Triakidae, the only member of the genus Galeorhinus. Common names include school shark, tope shark, soupfin […]

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Do Sharks Sleep?

Humans love to crash on the coach every day, but sharks don’t. Some sharks, like the pelagic species, just have to keep swimming. For them, […]

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What did we do in 2013??

  After working abroad we returned to the Netherlands, and discovered that the number of Dutch Sharks is increasing. And so are the ‘shark myths’: […]

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