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Image of the Day: Gut Sweet Home

By | November 22, 2017

Researchers describe more than 200 species of tapeworm from a decade-long collection of tapeworms from the digestive systems of animals around the world. 

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image: Opinion: Banning Shark Fin Sales in the U.S. Will Backfire

Opinion: Banning Shark Fin Sales in the U.S. Will Backfire

By | September 27, 2017

A proposal to do so would cause waste, promote less sustainable fisheries, and penalize US fishers who follow best practices.

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Labs in Texas Batten Down the Hatches

By and | August 25, 2017

As Hurricane Harvey approaches land, researchers wait to see if their preparations will protect their experiments.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Prominent Marine Biologist Dies

By | February 27, 2015

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

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Speaking of Science

By | February 1, 2015

February 2015's selection of notable quotes

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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.

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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.

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