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The Nose Knows: Crazy Animal Schnozzes

From elephants to star-nose moles to proboscis monkeys to hammerhead sharks, some animals have really odd noses. Let’s talk noses. For humans, noses enable us to smell and breath, as well as providing us a place to perch our sunglasses. Animals rely more on their noses, particularly their sense of smell. It enables them to …

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Have Scientists Discovered the World’s Oldest Living Shark?

What is the world’s oldest living vertebrate? As it turns out, it just might be a Greenland shark, and it could date back to medieval times. This is what marine biologist Julius Nielsen and his team of researchers have claimed in a new paper published in Science. The group discovered a Greenland shark, 18 feet …

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This Shark from Greenland Can Live to See Its 400th Birthday

What if you could live up to 400 years? You would undoubtedly see an enormous amount of history pass by, and that is exactly what the Greenland shark has done. A study published in the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Science journal shows evidence of a 400-year-old shark living comfortably in the North Atlantic. …

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Scientists: Long Island’s Great South Bay has Become a Shark Nursery

If you live near the shoreline on Long Island, you may want to listen up. Scientists have found that the Great South Bay has become home to several sand tiger sharks, which are using this area as breeding grounds. Veterinarians and researchers working for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium are the ones to make …

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