Coastal species, often called dogfish, need conservation policies and strict finning bans, just like bigger sharks. Download the poster at www.sharktrust.org/posters.

Coastal species, often called dogfish, need conservation policies and strict finning bans, just like bigger sharks. Download the poster at www.sharktrust.org/posters.

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Dogfish Shark Dissection: Digestive System by Alexis Hippler, via Behance

Dogfish Shark Dissection: Digestive System by Alexis Hippler, via Behance

We recently added three spiny dogfish sharks to the Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit, and will be releasing two in the near future! These sharks are aggressive and have a reputation of relentlessly pursuing their prey--though we don't have to worry about this on exhibit, where our animals are well fed by aquarists.

We recently added three spiny dogfish sharks to the Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit, and will be releasing two in the near future! These sharks are aggressive and have a reputation of relentlessly pursuing their prey--though we don't have to worry about this on exhibit, where our animals are well fed by aquarists.

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The cookiecutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis), also called the cigar shark, is a species of small dogfish shark in the family Dalatiidae. This shark occurs in warm, oceanic waters worldwide, particularly near islands, and has been recorded from as deep as 3.7 km (2.3 mi).

The cookiecutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis), also called the cigar shark, is a species of small dogfish shark in the family Dalatiidae. This shark occurs in warm, oceanic waters worldwide, particularly near islands, and has been recorded from as deep as 3.7 km (2.3 mi).

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Top 10 Weird Medical Breakthroughs of 2011 - Squalamine - n September it was reported that a new compound found in dogfish sharks’ tissue could soon be trialled as a treatment for viruses in humans.    Read more: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-weird-and-wonderful-medical-breakthroughs-of-2011.php

Top 10 Weird Medical Breakthroughs of 2011 - Squalamine - n September it was reported that a new compound found in dogfish sharks’ tissue could soon be trialled as a treatment for viruses in humans. Read more: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-weird-and-wonderful-medical-breakthroughs-of-2011.php

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Steroid discovered in dogfish sharks attacks Parkinson's-related toxin in animal model

Steroid discovered in dogfish sharks attacks Parkinson's-related toxin in animal model

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