November 19, 2012

Analyzing the Content of Shark Blood

Alistair Dove, Deep Sea News

AP Photo

My very first post at Deep Sea News was a tongue in cheek look at how much we don’t know about the largest of all 28,000-ish species of fishes, the whale shark, Rhincodon typus.  Since 2006 I’ve been part of a group that is trying to help fix the surprising lack of information on this species, which is one of only 3 species of filter feeding sharks (the others are the basking shark Cetorhinus maximus and the megamouth shark Megachasma...

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TAGGED: Metabolism, Blood, Sharks


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