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Here’s how to use DNA to find elusive sharks

Here’s how to use DNA to find elusive sharks

Author: Susan Milius / Source: Science News SHARK SIGNS A baited camera lures a tiger shark and gray reef shark into view, as part of a test to compare what works better to census the elusive fish: cameras, divers or collecting DNA from seawater. Pulling DNA...

Electricity sensor harnesses a shark’s secret weapon

Electricity sensor harnesses a shark’s secret weapon

Author: Stephen Ornes / Source: Science News for Students Sharks have an uncanny ability to sense tiny electrical fields. It helps them home in on prey. A new electronic sensor now mimics that ability — and works in saltwater. This is one in a series...

Found: A New Species of Shark

Found: A New Species of Shark

Author: Vittoria Traverso / Source: Atlas Obscura A pup of the newly recognized shark species swimming off the coast of Belize. For decades, scientists thought that all bigeye sixgill sharks, named for their distinct number of gills (most sharks only have...

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