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2013

New finding based on nearly two decades of field research shows that mother sharks "home" to their birthplace to give birth, like salmon and sea turtles
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.

New Study Shows Inbreeding in Winter Flounder in Long Island's Bays
Scientists from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University advise that loss of genetic diversity presents survival risks for historically common marine fish and should be considered in fisheries management and conservation plans

International trade regulation of several shark species will be considered at CITES Meeting
Representatives of 177 governments from around the world are expected to attend the 16th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) March 3-14 in Bangkok, Thailand.

New research on migratory behavior of endangered oceanic whitetip sharks can help shape conservation strategies.
Some sharks spend extended time periods in the protected waters of The Bahamas yet roam long distances when they leave.

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