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Scientists Shed New Light on Behavior of Shark 'Tweens' and 'Teenagers'
August 24, 2009
A long-term study by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science and others has shown that young lemon sharks born in Bimini, Bahamas, tend to stay near their coastal birthplace for many years. Knowledge about these intermediate-aged animals--the breeders of tomorrow--has been limited. Thus, tropical island-nations that sacrifice their nursery habitats to coastal development are therefore likely to lose both babies and much older sharks.
Stony Brook University
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