The Scientist

» shark

Most Recent

image: Sharks May Have Evolved from Acanthodians

Sharks May Have Evolved from Acanthodians

By | March 14, 2017

Analysis of an ancient shark fossil provides the strongest evidence to date that modern sharks derive from a class of 400 million–year-old bony fish.

0 Comments

image: How Skates, Sharks Use Electricity to Sense Prey

How Skates, Sharks Use Electricity to Sense Prey

By | March 7, 2017

Researchers have known for decades that certain fish make use of specialized electrosensory cells, but the precise mechanism of these cells was a mystery until now. 

1 Comment

image: Report: Swellshark Capable of Asexual Reproduction

Report: Swellshark Capable of Asexual Reproduction

By | November 28, 2016

Scientists use 12 microsatellites to watch as one captive female swellshark produces five pups without fertilization from a male.

1 Comment

image: Prominent Marine Biologist Dies

Prominent Marine Biologist Dies

By | February 27, 2015

Eugenie Clark, known to many as “Shark Lady,” has passed away at age 92.

0 Comments

image: Speaking of Science

Speaking of Science

By | February 1, 2015

February 2015's selection of notable quotes

0 Comments

image: “Shark Week” Veers Into Fiction . . . Again

“Shark Week” Veers Into Fiction . . . Again

By | August 13, 2014

Researchers claim they were duped into participating in mockumentaries that aired during the Discovery Channel’s weeklong celebration of all things shark.

7 Comments

image: Feeding Frenzy

Feeding Frenzy

By | March 1, 2014

Take a peek into the shark tank where Boston University biologist Jelle Atema is testing how well the fish actually smell.

0 Comments

image: Jaws, Reconsidered

Jaws, Reconsidered

By | March 1, 2014

Biologist Jelle Atema is putting the sensory capabilities of sharks to the test—and finding that the truth is more fascinating than fiction.

1 Comment

image: Sharks and Rays in Danger

Sharks and Rays in Danger

By | January 23, 2014

A new report finds that about a quarter of the world’s cartilaginous fish species are at risk of extinction.

0 Comments

image: Behavior Brief

Behavior Brief

By | August 5, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. Major German Universities Cancel Elsevier Contracts
  2. Running on Empty
    Features Running on Empty

    Regularly taking breaks from eating—for hours or days—can trigger changes both expected, such as in metabolic dynamics and inflammation, and surprising, as in immune system function and cancer progression.

  3. Most of Human Genome Nonfunctional: Study
  4. Identifying Predatory Publishers
AAAS