This is a video about great white sharks.
100 New Sharks and Rays Named
By LiveScience Staff
The new namings and classifications are the result of an 18-month Australian project using DNA analysis to clarify the identity of closely related species.
The new species include:
* The endangered Maugean Skate (Zearaja maugeana), which lives only at the southwestern tip of Tasmania. It is closely related to an ancestor that lived off southern Australia some 80 million years ago.
* A critically endangered gulper shark known as the Southern Dogfish (Centrophorus zeehaani), which lives only on the continental slope off southern Australia.
* The Northern Freshwater Whipray and the Northern River Shark, which are among the largest freshwater animals in Australia at more than 6 feet (2 meters) long. Until recently these were confused with similar marine species.
New marine species of Australia, including corals: here.
Virgin birth of a blacktip shark confirmed: here.
New Zealand government fails to stop shark finning: here.
As Turtle Journal continued sea turtle patrols this week, Sue Wieber Nourse encountered an interesting phenomenon on Sandwich beaches just west of Sandy Neck. Lying within the high tide wrack were thousands of mermaid purses, skate egg casings, and hundreds of natural sponges: here.
Raja clavata rays: here.