New Shark Species Described to Science: American Pocket Shark (Mollisquama mississippiensis)

New deep water shark species has been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico. Welcome the American Pocket Shark!

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Featured Species: Sixgill Sawshark (Pliotrema warreni)

This week's featured species has two distinct characteristics that make it one very unique shark! Meet the Sixgill Sawshark!

Protections for the Critically Endangered Largetooth Sawfish Increased in the Caribbean

Earlier this week, 7 Caribbean countries unanimously agreed to extend further protections to the critically endangered Largetooth Sawfish.

Featured Species: Bigeye Thresher (Alopias superciliosus)

This week's featured species is a tail-smacking good time! Meet the Bigeye Thresher Shark!

Featured Species: Caribbean Rough Shark (Oxynotus caribbaeus)

This week's featured species has beautifully marbled skin that is as rough as barbed wire. Meet the Caribbean Rough Shark.

New Study Reveals New Life History Characteristics of the Australian Blackspot Shark (Carcharhinus coatesi)

A study published this earlier this month in the journal of Pacific Conservation Biology has shed some light  on the life history characteristics of the Australian Blackspot Shark (Carcharhinus coatesi) and demonstrates the importance of studying data deficient populations.

Featured Species: Blacktip Shark (Carcharhinus limbatus)

Think you can spot the difference between a spinner shark, a blacktip reef shark, and a blacktip shark? It may be more difficult than you think! Challenge your knowledge and learn all about this week's featured species, the Blacktip Shark.

New Study Reveals Juvenile Tiger Sharks Feed on Songbirds

A new study published this week in the journal of Ecology has found that juvenile tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) have an unexpected food item on the menu: songbirds.

Featured Species: Tasselled Wobbegong (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon)

Barbelled, splotched, and tasselled. This week's featured species uses these fashion accessories in the ultimate example of camouflage. Meet the Tasselled Wobbegong!

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