Sharks Can Advance Human Medicine

Sharks get a bad reputation, but that doesn’t stop viewers from tuning in every year for the Discovery Channel’s highly anticipated Shark Week. However, sharks can fulfill a different role aside from the teeth-thrashing, jaw-clamping one seen on television.   Researchers have been increasingly focused on applying shark science to human health in cutting edge […]

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Shark Facts That May Surprise You

Shortfin mako shark. Credit: Mark Conlin/Southwest Fisheries Science Center. 1. Sharks do not have bones. Sharks use their gills to filter oxygen from the water. They are a special type of fish known “elasmobranch”, which translates into fish made of cartilaginous tissues—the clear gristly stuff that your ears and nose tip are made of. This category also […]

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