Tag : Sharks

Sharks Are Friends, Not Food

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Nowadays, sharks tend to get pretty bad press in the media; they are portrayed as man-eaters and a threat to humans. But there are over 500 species of shark in the world, 97% of which pose no danger to humans at all. These predators survive in the oceans at the … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE – The Greenland Shark: The Longest Living Vertebrate

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The Greenland shark has a life expectancy of up to 400 years; following a recent study in Science where 28 sharks were caught, three individuals were found to be over 300 years old. Just to put this into perspective, some of these sharks will have been alive when Benjamin Franklin … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE – Respiratory Cures from the Deep Blue Sea

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Perhaps you can remember the questionable 1999 killer-shark film Deep Blue Sea, released at the tail-end (I apologise for nothing) of the racy, slasher-esque film revival of the 90s. It features a team of mostly sexy researchers at a high-tech – if easily compromised – marine science station experimenting on … Read More

Science | #sharkatrack: tweeting sharks to save lives

5 years ago / 0 comments

They are commonly portrayed as the oceans’ deadly killing machines, responsible for savaging beach goers and terrifying sun bathers, but thanks to twitter you can now literally “follow” over 300 sharks off the Australian west coast. This new initiative by the state of Western Australia and the Surf Life Saving … Read More

Sport | American Football – Celtics sink to Sharks

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This Sunday saw the Celtics travel to Hull, playing against the defending league champions on their home ground. Having received the opening kickoff, the Celtics offence were first to take the field, and after making a short gain, a bad snap of the ball resulted in a fumble recovered by the Hull, leaving … Read More