Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Shark Bytes - September 30, 2008

Dogfish are among the most ancient animals with pressurized circulatory systems. They are believed to have evolved 400 million years ago.

A primitive fish lures scientists to Maine
Boston Globe - United States
These inconsequential-looking organs are shark rectal glands, which pump excess salt from sharks' blood. With one artery, one vein, and a single duct to ...

Man dives in to save dog from shark in Fla. attack
The Associated Press
(AP) — A dog is recovering after a Florida Keys carpenter dove in to save his pet from a shark. Greg LeNoir said he took his 14-pound rat terrier Jake for a ...

Porbeagle Shark

Fishermen net 7ft shark off Tynemouth coast
ChronicleLive - Newcastle upon Tyne,England,UK
The 7ft porbeagle shark was brought ashore and is now catching the attention of shoppers at the North Shields Fish Quay after it was snapped up by Seaview ...

2 men keep swimming after separate shark attacks
Fort Mills Times - Fort Mill,SC,USA
Paramedics called it the "weakest shark bite" ever. After his foot was treated, Logan covered the gauze with duct tape and got back on his surfboard. ...

There's more to Shark Bay than sharks:
Houston Chronicle - United States
The sprawling Shark Bay region is best reached from Perth, with most visitors heading directly for Denham or the resort at Monkey Mia. ...

Shark fin soup off menu after hunting decree
ArabianBusiness.com - Dubai,Umm al Qaiwain,United Arab Emirates
FIN-ISHED: Shark fin soup has been removed from the menu of a leading Abu Dhabi hotel following a UAE decree on shark hunting. A leading UAE hotel has taken ...

New Shark Bite Record Set In Volusia Co.
Central Florida News 13| - Orlando,FL,USA
Most of this year's shark bites have not been serious. However, most victims went to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.

Middle school teacher joins pelagic shark research
Asbury Park Press - Asbury Park,NJ,USA
An alternative education science teacher for Newark Public Schools in Newark, NJ, joined an Earthwatch Institute sharks and rays research team for a ten day ...

Fisherman swims six hours in shark-infested waters
The Australian - Sydney,Australia
For half an hour, treading water in the cold sea off South Australia's Yorke Peninsula, the 33-year-old shark fisherman had kept talking to his two ...

Bite sets record only Jaws could love
Daytona Beach News-Journal - Daytona Beach,FL,USA
Attacks in Hawaii are usually more severe because the larger tiger shark is usually the culprit, he said. The same is true in California with its white ...

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