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30 Percent of Sharks, Rays and Related Species at Risk of Extinction

The first worldwide analysis of the extinction threat of all sharks and related species has just been published, and the news is sobering. Of the 1,041 known species of chondrichthyan (cartilaginous) fishessharks, rays and deep-sea chimaera (aka ghost sharks)more than 30 percent are endangered, threatened, vulnerable to extinction or near threatened.

January 21, 2014 — John R. Platt

Film Fakery: Does Shark Week Harm Conservation Efforts?

Great White Serial Killer. World’s Deadliest Sharks. I Escaped Jaws. Sharkpocalypse. These are just a few of the programs airing this week during the Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week and NatGeo Wild’s new copycat, Sharkfest.

August 5, 2013 — John R. Platt
Sunday Species Snapshot: Daggernose Shark

Sunday Species Snapshot: Daggernose Shark

These small sharks pose no threats to humans. The opposite, however, cannot be said. Species name: Daggernose shark (Isogomphodon oxyrhynchus).

December 1, 2013 — John R. Platt
The Best Animal Stories of 2013

The Best Animal Stories of 2013

By Jason G. Goldman and Matt Soniak It should come as no surprise that we humans can be a bit confused when it comes to our relationship with other animals.

December 31, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Tales from the Cryptozoologicon: Megalodon!

The other day I showcased some art and text from the upcoming Cryptozoologicon, a book currently being put together by John Conway, C. M. Kosemen and myself and scheduled to appear later this year.

August 5, 2013 — Darren Naish

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