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The Great White Nursery

29-08-2015 Shark News Stories

The Great White Nursery

Researchers are speculating that there may be a great white shark nursery near New Jersey. What has led them to this hypothesis and how will they find out? First, we should understand that nurseries are considered “essential habitats” for sharks of all kinds. An essential or critical habitat is an area that is critical for spawning, breeding, feeding, and growth of sharks. This is exactly what a nursery is: an area for sharks to reproduce and care for their offspring until they are able to take care of themselves. Earlier in August,...

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The Great White Nursery

Researchers are speculating that there may be a great white shark nursery near New Jersey. What has led them to this hypothesis and how will they find out? First, we should understand that nurseries are considered...

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Safe havens needed for Britain's threatened dolphins and sharks

Safe havens needed for Britain's threatened dolphins and sharks

The Wildlife Trusts, which bring together 800,000 members across the country, are calling for the setting up of 17 safe havens for whales, dolphins and sharks around the coast of England and Wales to...

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Aussie shark crisis may force changes to surf lifesaving

WITH great white sharks circling in waist-deep water at Lighthouse Beach, Ballina, the upcoming nippers season may be suspended or relocated. Ballina Jet Boat crewman and Surf Life Saving NSW duty officer Garry Meredith...

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Are great white sharks developing a taste for otters? Biologists baffled as predators switch from their usual seal prey

Are great white sharks developing a taste for otters? Biologists baffled as predators switch from their usual seal prey

Shark attacks now account for more than half of washed up dead ottersTrend is mysterious as great whites prefer usually hunt fat-rich sealsOtter deaths started rapidly rising in 2003 and show...

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Singapore: 13 young sharks found dead in fishing nets at Lazarus Island

Singapore: 13 young sharks found dead in fishing nets at Lazarus Island

Thirteen juvenile blacktip reef sharks were found dead yesterday in three fishing nets at Lazarus Island, south of Singapore.More than 30 crabs of various species, some fish and a blue-spotted ray were also found in...

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It's a shark-eat-shark world ... sometimes even before the sharks are born. When some species' embryos begin to develop teeth, they eat their unborn brothers and sisters until one shark remains, an act known as intrauterine cannibalism.
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