2018 An Elasmo Year of Discovery

It's the final post of 2018! Let's celebrate by looking back at all the newly discovered elasmobranchs of 2018!

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Featured Species: Pondicherry Shark (Carcharhinus hemiodon)

This week's featured species is the critically endangered Pondicherry Shark. Once common throughout the Indo-Pacific, this species is now the prime example of what unregulated fisheries can do in a short time period.

Deep Sea Species Bythaelurus stewarti Named for Shark Champion Rob Stewart

Newly discovered cat shark is named for shark champion, Rob Stewart.

Evidence of Embryonic Locomotion in Tawny Nurse Sharks (Nebrius ferrugineus)

New evidence suggests that tawny nurse shark embryos migrate between the uteri of the mother in order to forage while in utero.

Featured Species: Pyjama Shark (Poroderma africanum)

This week's featured species is always ready for a pyjama party! Meet the Pyjama Shark!

Featured Species: Sandbar Shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

This week's featured species has a dorsal fin that can measure up to 1/10th the length of its body! Meet the Sandbar Shark.

Featured Species: Bronze Whaler (Carcharhinus brachyurus)

A shark with the skin as brilliant as copper! In some regions of the world this species is known as the Copper Shark, in others it's known as the Bronze Whaler. Get to know this beautiful Featured Species.

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