Posts tagged with: "sharks"

Scientists find plant-eating sharks

Scientists find plant-eating sharks

The bonnethead shark has finally been outed for what it truly is — an omnivore! Gone are the stereotypical characterizations […]

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The Meg: a 5-second movie review from FIU shark expert

The Meg: a 5-second movie review from FIU shark expert

If you’re wondering whether The Meg is worth the price of admission, FIU shark expert and dean of the College […]

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Fins from threatened shark species seized by border control in Hong Kong.

Threatened sharks still common in fin trade, new study finds

Despite international protection, threatened species of sharks continue to be found in the Hong Kong fin trade. A collaborative team […]

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FIU Marine Scientist Mark Bond (left) goes free diving in a shark feeding frenzy for Discovery Channel's Shark Week.

Guy Fieri takes dive with FIU researcher for Shark Week

Celebrity restauranteur explores favorite menu items for sharks Mark Bond’s free dive with Guy Fieri and a dozen sharks will […]

Deeper reefs won't offer much hope for shallow reef species. Photo Courtesy of California Academy of Sciences.

No relief for reefs – even in the ‘twilight zone’

Deep coral reefs provide shallow hope for near-surface reefs in need of recovery, new findings suggest. A team of researchers […]

A researcher swims near a whale shark off the coast of Nosy Be island near Madagascar. Courtesy Simon J. Pierce.

To save whale sharks, first we track their young

An international team of researchers have for the first time uncovered the migration routes for whale sharks around Madagascar. Surprisingly, […]

A roaming bull shark. Courtesy: Hendrik Sauvignet.

Why has this tiny island seen a sharp rise in shark bites?

 A small island has become a hotbed for shark bites, and people may be partly to blame. According to […]

Shark biologist teams up with aerospace engineer to discover behaviors of oceanic whitetips

Shark biologist teams up with aerospace engineer to discover behaviors of oceanic whitetips

Oceanic whitetip sharks move with extreme efficiency, exploiting physics to maximize their energy surplus for both hunting and downtime. A […]

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One-third of all shark species in fin trade are endangered

One-third of all shark species in fin trade are endangered

Nearly one-third of the shark species in the global fin trade are at risk of extinction, according to a new […]

Belize to create world’s first ray sanctuary, guided by Global FinPrint

Belize to create world’s first ray sanctuary, guided by Global FinPrint

The government of Belize today announced the establishment of the first-ever nationwide ray sanctuary, motivated, in part, by data from […]

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August 2017 in photos: Solar eclipse, moving in and tagging sharks

August 2017 in photos: Solar eclipse, moving in and tagging sharks

By Joel Delgado ’12, MS ’17 As we flip the calendar from August to September, we say goodbye to summer and […]

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EPA funding critical for the preservation of South Florida’s marine ecosystems

EPA funding critical for the preservation of South Florida’s marine ecosystems

By Sebastian Villanueva As FIU advocates urged Congress to restore important funding for EPA’s South Florida Geographic Initiative, President Mark […]

July 2017 in photos: SummerFest, volcano sharks and an elephant

July 2017 in photos: SummerFest, volcano sharks and an elephant

By Joel Delgado ’12, MS ’17 The summer is flying by! We’re wrapping up July and gearing up for August and […]

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Caribbean reef sharks patrol the reefs in great numbers off Grand Cayman. While shark fishing is allowed here, there seems to be a high abundance of sharks which is rare of the Caribbean.

Global FinPrint guides shark conservation in Dominican Republic

Officials in the Dominican Republic are working with Global FinPrint researchers to guide their conservation efforts in the wake of a […]

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Team Predator: Researchers go far and deep to protect endangered sharks

Team Predator: Researchers go far and deep to protect endangered sharks

Demian Chapman walked through the streets of Hong Kong overwhelmed by the smell of shark meat for sale. Shop after […]

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