Climate Change Affects Shark Swimming in Strange Way
A catshark rests in the water.
September 16th, 2014
Sharks might not be able to adapt to acidified ocean water if climate change continues as-is, new research suggests. Exposure to ocean acidification changed sharks' nighttime swimming behavior.
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New Protections for Sharks Take Effect This Weekend
Shark fins
September 12th, 2014
Good news for shark lovers: This weekend, new international laws will go into effect to strengthen protections for five shark species that are threatened by overfishing.
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Saving Nemo: Pet Goldfish Recovers from Tumor Removal
Goldfish Surgery
September 17th, 2014
A little goldfish just underwent a big operation. The pipsqueak, named George, had a life-threatening tumor removed from his head last week at the Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
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Tiny Bite Marks Reveal Afterlife of an Ichthyosaur
A bone fragment from an ichthyosaur
September 16th, 2014
Scientists found traces of scavenging on the bones from a fossilized ichthyosaur from the late Jurassic.
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First Swimming Dinosaur Was 'Half-Duck, Half-Crocodile'
skeletal reconstruction of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus.
September 11th, 2014
The iconic Spinosaurus, a dinosaur known largely from bones destroyed in a World War II bombing, was adapted for life in the water, new research finds. This beast was "half-duck, half-crocodile," the researchers added.
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Watch Live! Colossal Squid Undergoes Autopsy
A colossal squid caught with a long line in the Ross Sea will undergo a live autopsy.
September 15th, 2014
The giant beast is being housed in New Zeland and scientists hope the autopsy will help to answer some of the mysteries surrounding the colossal squid.
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Patience, Persistence Reveal Sharks' True Nature
sharks, animal behavior, caribbean reef sharks
September 11th, 2014
Sharks are not simple-minded killers — in fact, many tend to be social, with individual personalities.
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