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Scientists Shed New Light on Behavior of Shark 'Tweens' and 'Teenagers'
August 24, 2009
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A long-term study by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science and others has shown that young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. Full Story
Stony Brook University
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