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Opinion: How We Found a New Way to Detect “Hidden Sharks”
Judith Bakker, Stefano Mariani | May 7, 2018
Given the speed and efficiency of environmental (eDNA) sampling, a much larger portion of the sea can be screened, in a shorter time, for patterns of diversity.
Image of the Day: Skate Youngsters
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 28, 2017
Scientists study the development of scales in skate embryos.
Image of the Day: Gut Sweet Home
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 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.
Opinion: Banning Shark Fin Sales in the U.S. Will Backfire
Robert Hueter | Sep 27, 2017
A proposal to do so would cause waste, promote less sustainable fisheries, and penalize US fishers who follow best practices.
Labs in Texas Batten Down the Hatches
Shawna Williams, Bob Grant | Aug 25, 2017
As Hurricane Harvey approaches land, researchers wait to see if their preparations will protect their experiments.
Sharks May Have Evolved from Acanthodians
Joshua A. Krisch | Mar 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.
How Skates, Sharks Use Electricity to Sense Prey
Joshua A. Krisch | Mar 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.
Report: Swellshark Capable of Asexual Reproduction
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 28, 2016
Scientists use 12 microsatellites to watch as one captive female swellshark produces five pups without fertilization from a male.
Prominent Marine Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | Feb 27, 2015
Eugenie Clark, known to many as “Shark Lady,” has passed away at age 92.
Speaking of Science
Staff | Feb 1, 2015
February 2015's selection of notable quotes