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Project Stellaris: Mediterranean catsharks in the spotlights!

During the last meeting of the European Elasmobranch Association,  November 7-9 2014),the Dutch Shark Society had the pleasure of sponsoring three participants, whose research project […]

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The EEA Meeting 2014 – A Summary

By Dorien Schröder, Dutch Shark Society,     The first day of the meetingen of the European Elasmobranch Association was themed Elasmobranch Policy. The […]

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Manta rays: deep, deeper, deepest!

Recently, we saw a video of a manta ray, that had dived to a depth of 560 ft. A spectacular sight, this eerie white creature […]

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Ocean Acidification will affect Shark Populations…

When atmospheric carbon dioxide dissolves in the oceans it forms carbonic acid, which in turn has a negative impact on marine life. Laboratory studies show that […]

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First ever recorded parthenogenesis in a ray!

Parthenogenesis, from the Greek meaning “virgin birth” is an odd quirk of embryonic development that allows female animals of some species to give rise to […]

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Sharkatag 2014!!!

This year’s edition of Sharkatag was nearly cancelled because of bad weather, but fortunately, it all cleared up! This was the fourth year of shark […]

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Manta rays in big trouble

High fishing pressure due to increased demand for mobulid ray gills results in a large number of manta and mobula being landed on a daily […]

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The epic 4000 km journey of a tiger shark – and why culling sharks is such a bad idea!

Tiger sharks, like many other sharks, migrate. Migration patterns has been tracked worldwide, for instance in the Coral Sea between New Caledonia and the Great […]

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The ragged tooth shark – cannibalism revealed!

by Dorien Schröder, Dutch Shark Society The sand tiger shark, or ragged-tooth shark (Carcharias taurus) is also known as the grey nurse shark or sand […]

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Shark diving… has changed!

  By Peter Verhoog, Dutch Shark Society’s staff photographer. I can admit it… I love shark diving. Observing these great creatures is a delight. And […]

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