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Opinion: How We Found a New Way to Detect “Hidden Sharks”
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 
Image of the Day: Skate Youngsters 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 28, 2017
Scientists study the development of scales in skate embryos. 
Image of the Day: Gut Sweet Home
Image of the Day: Gut Sweet Home
The Scientist 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2015
February 2015's selection of notable quotes