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One-in-four shark species faces ‘alarmingly elevated risk of extinction’

GLAND, Switzerland, January 21, 2014 (ENS) – At least one in every four existing species of sharks and rays may not survive into the future, finds the first global analysis of the conservation status of 1,041 shark, ray and related species. The International……

World-first hybrid shark found off Australia

Australian scientists hailed what they described as a world-first discovery of two shark species interbreeding Tuesday, a never-before-seen phenomenon which could help them cope with warmer oceans. Lead researcher Jess Morgan said the mating of the local Australian black-tip shark with its global counterpart, the common black-tip, was an unprecedented…