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Generating Biological and Ecological data relevant for Sustainable Use of Sharks and Rays
Generating Biological and Ecological data relevant for Sustainable Use of Sharks and Rays

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Scientists from ElasmoCan tagged the first shark in the Canary Islands to study its movement range, and preference for temperature and depth. This action is part of the project HAMMERHEAD SHARK RESEARCH that was started in 2016 thanks to the support from Loro Parque Fundación.
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The first complete mitochondrial genome description of an angelshark Squatina squatina based on an individual from Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain).
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First observation of an abnormality in the spiny butterfly ray and from an #elasmobranch species in the #Canary #Islands.


#NatureCuriosities #Marinelife #Wildlife
#GranCanaria #Canarias #Naturaleza #Curiosidades #Biologia
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Understanding angelshark population genetics to help in its conservation.
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A partial angelshark braincase discovered in Belgium; source Frederik Mollen, Elasmobranch Research, Belgium
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HAMMERHEAD SHARK RESEARCH is a project that studies the unknown species of hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna spp.) in the Canary Islands.
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First report of the marine leech Branchellion torpedinis made by scientists from ElasmoCan.

This parasite was observed preying on the angelshark (Squatina squatina) and the marbled electric ray (Torpedo marmorata)
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ANGELSHARK-ID is a project that monitors the angelshark (Squatina squatina) in the Canary Islands, employing foto-identification as a minimum invasive tool.
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