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New finding shows that mother sharks "home" to their birthplace to give birth, like salmon and sea turtles


December 5, 2013

earth and environment graphic Research conducted in Bimini in the Bahamas spanning almost two decades shows that female lemon sharks that were born there returned 15 years later to give birth to their own young, confirming this behavior for the first time in sharks. The study began in 1995, and has resulted in the capture, tagging and release of more than 2,000 baby sharks over the 19-year, ongoing project. Full Story

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The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science

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