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The heat makes oceanic whitetip sharks go deep

June 26th, 2018

Oceanic Whitetip Shark by Lance Jordan

Warm sea surface temperatures during summers have drastic effects on the diving behaviour of oceanic whitetip sharks, and could have profound implications for their survival as the climate changes, researchers say.

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What Fitbit tech and algorithms can reveal about lemon sharks

March 13th, 2018

Dr Lauran Brewster

Murdoch University researchers have used Fitbit-like accelerometer technology and an algorithm to understand more about the behaviours of wild juvenile lemon sharks.

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Smartphone technology monitoring shark behaviour

November 13th, 2017

Technology found in smartphones and Fitbits is helping a Murdoch University honours student classify the behaviour of a vulnerable shark species to boost long-term conservation efforts.

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Sharks evolved aircraft-like attributes to suit habitats

November 8th, 2017

A bull shark (Credit: Associate Professor David Morgan)

Shark species have evolved diverse physical attributes to help them thrive in different ocean ecosystems.

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Side swim style saves shark energy

August 9th, 2016

Hammerhead sharks swim on their side to save energy

Hammerhead sharks swim on their sides up to 90 per cent of the time to save energy, a Murdoch University researcher has found.

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New study to investigate sawfish resilience to climate change

January 14th, 2015

A new study funded by the Australian Research Council will clarify the role that climate change plays in the population fluctuations of critically endangered sawfish in the Kimberley and their resilience to rising temperatures.

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