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Sharks are smooth swimmers – the secret of shark skin

Sharks have a torpedo shape, covered in rough sandpapery skin. This gives sharks their highly efficient swimming abilities, and scientists finally understand why. A shark’s […]

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Basking in plastics… and what you can do!

Large filter feeding marine organisms are indicators of microplastic in the pelagic environment: creatures like basking sharks ‘inhale’ microplastics when filter feeding. A recent study […]

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Proud to Present: The Dutch Great Eggcase Hunt!

We are proud to announce our collaboration with the British Shark Trust. We will start the Dutch extension of this wonderful project! We will publish […]

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It’s a Glow-in-the-Dark-Shark!!!

We’ve written about the cookiecutter shark before, that has a network of light producing organs called photophores on its stomach, that produce a green glow, […]

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Sharks feel it coming!

Sharks are living in a changing ocean… Understanding how sharks sense and interact with their environment is vital for sustaining populations of these marine predators, […]

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Follow the…. FOOD!

Basking sharks are filter feeders, they have no teeth and feed on microscopic plankton by opening wide their huge mouths. Satellite imagery of microscopic life in […]

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Saving sharks? Save their nursing grounds!

Last year December, a study presented research results, that proved that female nurse sharks return ‘home’ to give birth. Scientists tracked lemon sharks, a highly […]

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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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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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